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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 18, 2019?

43 free events take place on Saturday, May 18 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out May 18 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Festival | Manhattan Concours: 25 Collector Cars


For the first time ever in Manhattan, up to twenty-five collector cars will be showcased along a picturesque waterfront plaza. A display of culture, travel, and sport, these cars embody the essence of the venue. Combining both the best vehicles of today with the best in class from generations past, they are proud to bring a weekend celebration of this luxury to Manhattan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free
Festivals, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Manhattan Concours: 25 Collector Cars

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Saturdays, May 4-June 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Drawing in the Park

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Braille Study Group


Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille notetaker or computer that prints with a braille embosser.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Braille Study Group

Tour | Governors Island Official Walking Tour


Look into the past of Governors Island and talk about its exciting transformation and future! In these one-hour walking tours, examine how historic preservation, innovative design and environmental stewardship make the Island what it is today - one of the most unique public spaces in New York City. Tours start at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
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Tours, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Workshop | Tai Chi to the People


A walk-in tai chi class with a curriculum tested at the Tai Chi World Cup. Breathwork, visualization, and body-mechanics unite in this unique evolution of the tai chi system that gives practitioners something tangible to take with them in every class. Taught by former US Tai Chi Push Hands Team captain and World Cup silver medalist Jan Lucanus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Tai Chi to the People

Workshop | Fishing Clinic


Brand new this year! Take part in an incredible opportunity to learn line fishing without leaving the City. Learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and maybe even reel up a fish! Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, you’ll learn the basics of line fishing, while catch-and-releasing some of the park’s aquatic organisms. Equipment provided on-site. All ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Fishing Clinic

Workshop | Meditation For Relaxation


This session offers simple but powerful practices involving the breath, as well as a guided meditation to bring stability, balance and a deep sense of relaxation to both body and mind. No prior meditation experience needed. It can relieve chronic ailments, can relieve stress, anxiety and tension, and bring balance and harmony to the system. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Meditation For Relaxation

Workshop | Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness


Shape Up NYC‘s dance fitness classes are fun! Colorful outfits are encouraged! Every Saturday through September 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness

Concert | Spanish Guitar


You can enjoy some tunes played on a Spanish guitar by a trained musician.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Spanish Guitar

Workshop | Park Photography Walk


No matter what camera you're using, a successful image has a lot to do with your vision and the way you see the world. Join Sony alpha collective member Dave Krugman for a street photography photo walk in Madison Square Park as he shows you how to add depth and drama to your photographs. Learn to see more than just the subject, using your surroundings to add emphasis and balance to your compositions. Dave Krugman is a Brooklyn-based freelance photographer, writer, and social strategist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Park Photography Walk

Play | The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island


Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long-awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Parade | Dance Parade New York


A Movement of the People is poignant recognition of the vital role dance serves for health and culture. In our 13th year, we continue to advocate for a stronger dance community by including everyone: All cultures, foreign and domestic, All ages, young to the eldery, All rhythms and styles, ballet to breakdance. In these times when our immigrant communities are vulnerable and in need our support, our non-profit organization places artists in schools and community centers. Celebrate diversity by coming together in the city's largest dance event to showcase over 80 unique styles of dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Parades, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Dance Parade New York

Workshop | Photography Workshop


During this two-hour workshop, students explore the park and collect objects from the natural environment. Participants also use clippings from the park’s gardens (provided) to create one-of-a-kind photograms in ICP’s darkrooms. This unique process involves placing objects onto light-sensitive photo paper, and then exposing the paper to light, in order to produce an image. Instructor Michael Silverwise is a photographer, videographer, educator and adjudicator, and has been a faculty member with ICP since 2001.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Photography Workshop

Workshop | Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop


Come to enjoy deep breathing with Wim Hof/Tsa Lung- inspired techniques! This program is easy to join as the breathing is (as always) a continuous flow. -- Learn how to warm from within -- Experience the "energy body" within minutes with e.g tingling sensations -- Improve health, avoid sickness -- Gain mood boosts -- Learn about the science on breath, the latest studies on improving immune system, from depression/anxiety to happier states
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop

Opera | The Stonewall Operas: Four New 30-Minute Operas


Performances of four brand new 30-minute operas about Stonewall will take place. The operas will be designed by students from Tisch’s Design Department, choreographed by students from Tisch’s Dance Department, directed by students from the New School, and performed by professional opera singers from American Opera Projects.   Outside -- Music by Bryan Blaskie; Libretto by Seth Christenfeld In the early hours of June 28, 1969, in another bar somewhere else in the Village, a young man struggles with a pair of intertwined decisions: how to live as his authentic self and whether or not to go outside and join a revolution that has been drawing ever closer. Pomada Club -- Music by Brian Cavanagh-Strong; Libretto by Ben Bonemma 2019. In Kiev, Igor wants to go to the bathhouse but Alek fears a police raid; in New York, Holly and Tara don’t have to worry about such things. The Pomada Inn throws these couples together across time and space to explore the global legacy of Stonewall and the work that still needs to be done. Nightlife -- Music by TJ Rubin; Libretto by Deepali Gupta On June 28, 1969, a jazz quartet finish a gig at the Village Vanguard and embark on an odyssey around the corner to arrive at Stonewall Inn. In a sonic landscape awash with Lynchian blue notes and surreal motives, four musicians strive for self-acceptance among the dissonance. The Community -- Music by Kevin Cummines; Libretto by Shoshana Greenberg It’s 400 years in the future, and humanity has rebuilt itself after an apocalyptic event that sent the survivors into another dark age. The only artifact they have from the previous civilization is a book on the history of the Stonewall Uprising. A madcap dystopian comedy that asks, what happens when a society is built on the story of Stonewall and what happens when someone wants to deviate from the norms?  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, The Stonewall Operas: Four New 30-Minute Operas

Film | A Star Is Born (2018) With Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga: Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer


A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Director: Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott. The film received eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Elliott), and won for Best Original Song ("Shallow"). It received five nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture-Drama and was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, A Star Is Born (2018) With Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga: Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer

Film | Aquaman (2018): Underwater Kingdom Heir Coming To Land


Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. 143 min. Director: James Wan. Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe.  Aquaman grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film based on a DC Comics character, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises; it was also the fifth highest-grossing film of 2018 and 20th highest of all-time.
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Films, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Aquaman (2018): Underwater Kingdom Heir Coming To Land

Film | Holiday (1938) With Katharine Hepburn: Romantic Comedy By George Cukor


A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother. 95 min. Director: George Cukor. Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Holiday (1938) With Katharine Hepburn: Romantic Comedy By George Cukor

Film | The Woman in White (1997): Painter Faces Interesting Characters During A Private Lesson


A young artist goes to a grand English estate to give painting lessons to a beautiful young woman, only to discover an eccentric cast of characters filling out the house. 125 min. Director: Tim Fywell. Starring Tara Fitzgerald, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln. The Woman In White is very loosely based on the 1859 novel of the same name by Wilkie Collins.
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Films, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, The Woman in White (1997): Painter&nbsp;Faces Interesting Characters During A Private Lesson

Workshop | Creative Writing Class


Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Creative Writing Class

Play | Blanks: Love’s Violent Abandonment


Medical student Reese desperately hunts for the romance of her dreams while her “aunties” - Black women throughout history and media - dissuade, distract and try to save her from love’s violent abandonment - something they all experienced, something they all did not survive. Blanks interrogates how intimate partner violence, intersectional patriarchy, and neglect affect Black women’s pursuit of romantic and filial love. It ask if love conquers all, what happens when it conquers you? Written by Gethsemane Herron-Coward. Directed by Tyler Thomas.
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Plays, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Blanks: Love&rsquo;s Violent Abandonment

Film | The Front Runner (2018) With Hugh Jackman: Political Drama On U.S. Presidential Candidate


In 1987, U.S. Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair. 113 min. Director: Jason Reitman. Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons. The Front Runner is based on the 2014 book All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai.
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Films, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, The Front Runner (2018) With Hugh Jackman: Political Drama On U.S. Presidential Candidate

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Distant Mirrors


An exhibition of tapestries, monoprints, and screen prints by Aziz + Cucher (Anthony Aziz + Sammy Cucher). Comprised of three large Jacquard tapestries from the “Some People Tapestry Cycle,” two monoprints from the “Frieze” series, and a selection of screen prints, “Distant Mirrors” explores notions of cultural conflict and the cyclical nature of human struggle. Fusing historical processes and contemporary imagery, Aziz + Cucher capture the collective sense of modern-day dysphoria in multilayered scenes of chaos, conflict, jubilation, industry, absurdity, and ambiguity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Artist Talk: Distant Mirrors

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


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: mayfield brooks Malcolm x-Betts
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Concert | Orchestral Works J.S. Bach, Ravel, Sokolofsky And More


A special salon lecture-concert on the profound and lasting influence of one of the greatest musical pedagogues of the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger. Strings of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra will take you inside works by Bach, Ravel, David Diamond, Virgil Thomson, and more. Program J. S. Bach (arr. Lasser) Prelude and Fugue in C minor, WTC Book 1, No. 2 BWV 847 Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F major, II. Assez vif Virgil Thomson Cantabile (Portrait of Nicolas de Chatelin) David Diamond Rounds for String Orchestra, I. Allegro molto vivace Annika Sokolofsky Hush, II. As if we could kill time without injuring eternity Chris Whittaker Lullaby for Strings Philip Lasser Manchester Miniature Juliette Nadia Boulanger was a French composer, conductor, and teacher. She is notable for having taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century. Among her students were those who became leading composers, soloists, arrangers, and conductors, including Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, Darius Milhaud, Elliott Carter, David Diamond, Dinu Lipatti, Igor Markevitch, İdil Biret, Daniel Barenboim, John Eliot Gardiner, Philip Glass, Lalo Schifrin, Astor Piazzolla, Quincy Jones, and Michel Legrand.
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Orchestral Works J.S. Bach, Ravel, Sokolofsky And More

Workshop | Park Photography Walk


No matter what camera you're using, a successful image has a lot to do with your vision and the way you see the world. Join Sony alpha collective member Dave Krugman for a street photography photo walk in Madison Square Park as he shows you how to add depth and drama to your photographs. Learn to see more than just the subject, using your surroundings to add emphasis and balance to your compositions. Dave Krugman is a Brooklyn-based freelance photographer, writer, and social strategist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Park Photography Walk

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Diverse programs of music celebrating the great repertoire of the organ. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 9, 2018 to May 26, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC

Author Reading | Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound


The people, sounds, and experiences that shaped Miles Davis' unique ear. Author Kathleen Cornell Berman is an educator, visual artist and writer. Illustrator Keith Henry Brown was artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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Author Readings, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound

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


Welcome back some of the standout artists from over the years. This concert celebrating women and music features unforgettable performances by student and alumnae musicians from New York City colleges and universities in a lovely setting. Bring a blanket or borrow a chair, and hear from up-and-coming women artists reinventing pop, jazz, funk, and more. Stop by anytime during the listed hours.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music

Parade | NY Comedy Music Fest Presents: Pop Up Parade


Official NYCMF Parade. Dress up and get New Yorky. This year’s theme: Black & White Cookie. Parade Marshalls (TBA) will lead the group on a walk with surprise performances. Performances by Emilie Parker Strange, Justin Yllanes, Jess Feeney, Robert Muir, Jamie Lerner, Tim Ellis, Saunt Yubear, and Noam Osband.
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Opening Reception | Other Echoes Inhabit the Garden: Probing Power Structures 


A two-person exhibition of works by artists Meena Hasan and Tommy Kham Other Echoes Inhabit the Garden takes its title from T.S. Elliot's first poem in his Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (1936) by way of Edward Said's speech at Toronto's York University in 1993. Both Hasan and Kha probe the power structures present in their images, questioning given hierarchies and suppositions. They ask: who is the subject, why and how is the viewer implicated, and how can the compositional lens become a tool? They cultivate the process of translating a person to image by approaching their subjects with self-awareness of their roles as artists, consistently implicating themselves in their images. Through this inquiry, the artists share a desire to articulate an Asian American experience by means of subtle manipulation of the everyday. Their works reveal complex and malleable ideas of self that lead to subject recognition, misrecognition and environments rich with textures and colors that mirror and distort the figures inhabiting them.
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Opening Receptions, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Other Echoes Inhabit the Garden: Probing Power Structures&nbsp;

Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark


Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance? Shakespeare's Hamlet for the #MeToo era, produced by The Drilling Company and directed by Karla Hendrick.
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7:00 pm
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Plays, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark

Play | Hype Man: A Break Beat Play


Presented by the The Flea Theater, Hype Man  addresses challenging issues of race and social injustice through the story of a mixed-race hip-hop crew about to break through to the national stage. As they rehearse for their network premiere, a tragedy takes place in a band member's neighborhood. The tough conversations that follow test their friendships, their collective moral compass, all amidst the beats of a pulsating hip-hop soundtrack. Content not appropriate for young children. Recommended for teens and adults.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Hype Man: A Break Beat Play

Play | The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island


Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long-awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice?
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Classical Music | Performance By Harp Ensemble 


The joint Peabody Institute and Christopher Newport University Harp Ensemble is thrilled to make their New York debut at historic Trinity Baptist Church. The ensemble was founded as a collaboration between students studying with Dr. Anastasia Pike, and enjoys performing a variety of repertoire from around the world, as well as original arrangements and compositions.  The Peabody Institute and Christopher Newport University Harp Ensemble has performed at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and at the Camac International Harp Festival, where they gave the world premiere of a piece Dr. Pike commissioned specifically for them. 
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Performance By Harp Ensemble&nbsp;

Discussion | Two Time Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician


Joey DeFrancesco is an American jazz organist, trumpeter, and vocalist. He has released more than 30 albums, including recordings with Miles Davis and Jimmy Smith. DeFrancesco signed his first record deal at the age of 16 and has played internationally with musicians that include David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Coryell, Frank Wess, John McLaughlin, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Danny Gatton, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and recorded with musicians that included Ray Charles, Bette Midler and Van Morrison. DeFrancesco was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for his record Falling in Love Again. He was nominated for another Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Never Can Say Goodbye: The Music of Michael Jackson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Two Time Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician

Play | Big St. Germain: The Fate of a Family


When young father Marshall's sister Kasey drops back into his life after years away, he warily agrees to meet her at the rental property in Wisconsin once owned by their late grandfather. And over a weekend of drinking, dancing, nostalgia, and singing novelty fish, it seems this may just be a legitimate attempt at reunion- and there could be hope they can finally get back to what they had. But Kasey will always ask too much of Marshall, and as the ground beneath their reunion begins to crumble, the fate of their family hangs in the balance.   Written by Jack T. Calk. Directed by Lillian Meredith.
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Plays, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Big St. Germain: The Fate of a Family

Classical Music | Orchestral Works By Shostakovich, Haydn and Lalo


Kristin Lee, violin. The New York Repertory Orchestra. Music Director David Leibowitz. Program Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) October - A Symphonic Poem Haydn (1732 – 1809) Symphony No. 19 Lalo (1823 – 1892) Symphonie Espagnole About the Program Dmitri Shostakovich is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. Shostakovich's orchestral works include 15 symphonies and six concerti. His chamber output includes string quartets, piano trios, and two piano sonatas. Other works include three operas, several song cycles, ballets, and a substantial quantity of film music Franz Joseph Haydn was one of the most prolific classical music composers. He wrote 104 symphonies, 68 string quartets, two great oratorios (The Creation and The Seasons), as well as numerous sonatas, piano trios and other chamber pieces. He is often called a "father of the symphony" and a"father of the string quartet." Lalo's most celebrated piece is Symphonie espagnole, which is a popular work in the standard repertoire for violin and orchestra. About the Performers Kristin Lee has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra among others. She has performed on the world’s finest concert stages, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center among others. The New York Repertory Orchestra, founded as a reading orchestra in 1992 by Music Director David Leibowitz, is New York's leading all-volunteer, community-based orchestra, is made up of talented professional and amateur musicians. NYRO strives for exciting performances, provocative programs and the highest artistic level. To its fans and followers, these qualities have become the hallmarks of this exceptional ensemble.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Orchestral Works By Shostakovich, Haydn and Lalo

Concert | The Art Mob, An Uncommon A Cappella Group


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. The Art Mob is: Brent Frederick (music director), Connie Beckley, Bernadette Bizer, Hannah Sage Campbell, Gaynor Coté, Martin Donach, Frank Donno, Richard Haas, Anne Kostick, Jaye Maynard, Dean Rainey, and Kirsten Skrinde.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, The Art Mob, An Uncommon A Cappella Group
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