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52 free events take place on Thursday, May 23 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 23 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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free events nyc Magnificent Sacred Cantatas
free events nyc Kiki Kogelnik: Spanning Two Decades
free events nyc Hamlet: Princess of Denmark (outdoors)
free events nyc One of the Premier Flutists in Latin Music
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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

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. Every Tuesday and Thursday, April 25-May 30, 2019
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Workshops, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Morning Fitness

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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 7-August 27, 2019
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Workshop | Sunrise Yoga


Rise and shine and begin your morning with an outdoor yoga class that will help align your chakras and invigorate your day. Instructors focus on movements meant to enhance posture alignment and increase flexibility and balance. All levels welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve. Thursdays, May 2-June 27, 2019
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Workshops, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Sunrise Yoga

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
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Tours, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Birdwatching | Birding Basics: The North Woods


Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Birdwatchings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Birding Basics: The North Woods

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

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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Fairs, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Street Fair

Film | The Great Gatsby With Robert Redford (1974): Two Time Oscar Winning Drama Based On Scott Fitzgerald's Novel


A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love. 144 min. Director: Jack Clayton. Starring Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern. The Great Gatsby won two Academy Awards, for Best Costume Design and Best Music. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, The Great Gatsby&nbsp;With Robert Redford (1974): Two Time Oscar Winning Drama Based On Scott Fitzgerald's Novel

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

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.
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Tours, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Film | Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974): Oscar Winning Mystery Thriller With Jack Nicholson


A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. 130 min. Director: Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston.  In 1991, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and it is frequently listed as one of the greatest films of all time. At the 47th Academy Awards, it was nominated for 11 Oscars, with Towne winning Best Original Screenplay.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Roman Polanski's&nbsp;Chinatown (1974): Oscar Winning Mystery Thriller&nbsp;With&nbsp;Jack Nicholson

Concert | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


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. Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist with a “tender touch.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour | Tour The Battery


Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more! Tours last about an hour. Thursdays, April 25-October 31, 2019
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Tours, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Tour The Battery

Gallery Talk | Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour


Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century, contrary to popular belief that it was a rural genre that reflected local tastes, traditions, and needs. Around 100 works of art by self-taught artists tell the story about New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” portrays the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life, and “The Business of Art” highlights the diverse mediums and formats used by the artists, artisans, and manufacturers. This tour of the exhibition is conducted by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Concert | Magnificent Sacred Cantatas


Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre was highly regarded in her day for the genius of her compositions, yet her music today is seldom performed. In this program, two of her magnificent sacred cantatas along with some of her extraordinary instrumental music will be presented. Mango Baroque focus on colorful and compelling solo vocal cantata repertory of the mid-17th to mid-18th Centuries, especially unknown or neglected masterpieces. Mango Baroque consist of small forces to present this music in dramatically engaging ways to audiences who might have limited opportunities to savor this great repertory. Performers Marguerite Krull, soprano; Rebecca Cypess, harpsichord; David Bakamjian, cello; Dongmyung Ahn, violin.
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Magnificent Sacred Cantatas

Film | Mary Queen of Scots (2018): Two Time Oscar Nominated Power Struggle Between Cousins


Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. 124 min. Director: Josie Rourke. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden. Mary Queen of Scots two nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 91st Academy Awards. For her performance, Robbie earned nominations for a SAG Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Mary Queen of Scots (2018): Two Time Oscar Nominated Power Struggle Between Cousins

Film | Welcome to Marwen (2018):  Finding A Good Way Of Recovery


A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process. Director: Robert Zemeckis. Starring Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O'Leary.  Welcome to Marwen is inspired by Jeff Malmberg's 2010 documentary Marwencol. 
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Films, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Welcome to Marwen (2018):&nbsp; Finding A Good Way&nbsp;Of Recovery

Workshop | Be Creative With Crafts


A craft prgram for adults. All materials will be provided.
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Film | Oscar Nominated Alice Adams (1935): Comedy Drama Based On A Novel


A young girl hoping to marry well in the 20s soon finds out some of the realities of love and life. 99 min. Director: George Stevens. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone. The film was adapted from the novel Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington. The film received two Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress.
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Films, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Oscar Nominated Alice Adams (1935): Comedy Drama Based On A Novel

Workshop | Traditional English Afternoon Tea


English-style tea, black tea, Pally's rich tea biscuit will be served. “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”- Henry James Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. While the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared. Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
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Film | Boy Erased (2018): Drama With Nicole Kidman And Russell Crowe


The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. 115 min. Director: Joel Edgerton. Starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe. The movie is based on Garrard Conley's 2016 memoir of the same name. Boy Erased received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor for Hedges and Best Original Song for Revelation.
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Films, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Boy Erased (2018): Drama With Nicole Kidman And Russell Crowe

Film | Singin' in the Rain (1952): Two Time Oscar Nominated Musical Romantic Comedy


A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. 103 min. Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds.  In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry. It topped the AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals list and is ranked as the fifth-greatest American motion picture of all time in its updated list of the greatest American films in 2007. Singin' in the Rain was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Best Music.
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Films, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Singin' in the Rain (1952): Two Time Oscar Nominated Musical Romantic Comedy

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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Workshops, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Slide Lecture | The Camera Is My Notebook: True Stories of Wild Animals in Image & Word


Mark Seth Lender is a life-long naturalist, photographer and writer. His unique, poetic prose about his encounters with wild animals is based on direct observation, and his key observational tool is the camera.  Mark uses images to understand what animals are doing, and more importantly, it gives him insight into what they are thinking. As a result his fieldwork has two products, image and word both. Mark will read new work from his upcoming book, Cardinal Points (Fall 2020), share his photographs, and also discuss his photographic technique.
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Slide Lectures, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, The Camera Is My Notebook: True Stories of Wild Animals in Image & Word

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Weekly Game Nights are the perfect place to learn a new game, challenge yourself with new opponents, swap strategies, and meet like-minded people. Mondays through Fridays, May 1-August 31, 2019 Mondays: Mah Jongg (starts May 20) Tuesdays: Word Game Night Wednesdays: Catan Game Night Thursdays: Mah Jongg (3pm-5pm, starts May 23); Beginner Chess Fridays: Learn a New Game Night
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Workshop | Park 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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Screening | Solace (2018): Movie Screening And Talk With The Director


Join filmmaker Tchaiko Omawale for a screening of her film Solace, followed by a talkback with Alece Oxandine. Following the death of her father, a 17-year-old girl is sent to live with her estranged family and finds comfort in a questionable friendship with a self-destructive neighbor, leading both on a startling path to self discovery. 81 min. Director: Tchaiko Omawale. Starring Hope Olaide Wilson, Chelsea Tavares, Lynn Whitfield. 
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Screenings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Solace (2018): Movie Screening And Talk With The Director

Workshop | Writers Coalition


A class of 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.
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Workshops, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Writers Coalition

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.
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Films, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, A Star Is Born (2018) With Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga: Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer

Opening Reception | Ariadne Unraveling: Weaving and Tapestry


An exhibition of eight artists who work with weaving, tapestry, yarn and thread: Samantha Bittman, Liz Collins, Hannah Epstein, Desire Moheb-Zandi, Sophia Narrett, Arna Óttarsdóttir, Katarina Riesing, and Rachel Mica Weiss. Their work both deconstructs the woven medium and pushes it towards a multi-media approach, be it painting, sculpture, drawing, or installation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Ariadne Unraveling: Weaving and Tapestry

Staged Reading | Eve of Beltane: Political Corruption In The Face Of Ancient Celtic Mythology


Coni Koepfinger and actors present a dramatic reading of her new play Eve of Beltane. Eve of Beltane Written by Coni Koepfinger & Joe Izen. Directed by Cailin Heffernan. The Eve of Beltane is an enchanting tale of power and passion that dares to look beyond the walls of time to see the point and possibilities of reincarnation.
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Staged Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Eve of Beltane: Political Corruption In The Face Of Ancient Celtic Mythology

Opening Reception | Kiki Kogelnik: Spanning Two Decades


The gallery's inaugural exhibition by artist Kiki Kogelnik (1935–1997) features paintings, sculptures and works on paper spanning two decades from the early sixties to the late eighties. In a life and career that encompassed multiple continents, disciplines and movements (both political and aesthetic), there was one constant in the work of Kiki Kogelnik: the body. Through her tracings, cutouts and paintings of the human figure, Kogelnik captured the silhouette of contemporary society and its ever shifting ambitions and concerns. At once buoyantly glamorous and deeply sincere, Kogelnik’s practice reflected the discordant aura of the decades that followed the Second World War—a period marked by both achievement and upheaval, trauma and rebirth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Kiki Kogelnik: Spanning Two Decades

Opening Reception | Monuments: Single-Stone Wax Rubbings


An exhibition of James Nares’ newest body of work. New York City’s downtown sidewalks were laid almost 200 years ago by immigrant masons. These monolithic granite slabs were elaborately chiseled with improvised marks and designs to help prevent pedestrians from slipping. These carvings have withstood the erosion of time and human traffic, leaving a wonderful record of free thought and whimsical, personal markings from the hands and minds of uncelebrated workmen. Single-stone wax rubbings were made on site, gilded in 22K gold, and hung vertically as shining “monuments” to those unknown souls whose touch still lingers on the city’s sidewalks.
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Opening Receptions, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Monuments: Single-Stone Wax Rubbings

Concert | Veneto, the Land of Venice: Music, Food, Wine, and Storytelling


Featuring a performance by: Sebastian Catana, baritone Lana Kos, soprano Maria Cristina Orsolato, piano Followed by a special tasting of food and wine from the Veneto region
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Concerts, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Veneto, the Land of Venice: Music, Food, Wine, and Storytelling

Gallery Talk | As If: Alternative Histories from Then to Now


Writer Ed Halter and curator Giampaolo Bianconi lead a walkthrough of the exhibition to explore the relationship between speculative fiction narratives and image.
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Gallery Talks, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, As If: Alternative Histories from Then to Now

Author Reading | Asian American Classics: 3 Writers Read


A celebration of canonical Asian American texts recently re-published by Penguin Classics. Whiting Award-winner Alexander Chee reads from East Goes West, Younghill Kang’s 1937 picaresque satire about a Shakespeare-loving Korean immigrant’s sojourn through America. National Book Award Finalist Jessica Hagedorn shares a passage from Carlos Bulosan’s novel America Is In the Heart, which follows a Filipino migrant farmworker affected by imperialism abroad and racial abuse here. New Yorker contributor Hua Hsu touches on H.T. Hsiang’s The Hanging On Union Square, an oddball novel written about the milieu of the early 20th Century Left by an undocumented communist immigrant and Hollywood extra.
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Author Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Asian American Classics: 3 Writers Read

Jazz | Jazz Pianist Who Plays from the Heart


A free concert with pianist Marjorie Eliot who exemplifies “playing from the heart.” A multi-talented artist in the fields of jazz and theatre, she is perhaps best known for welcoming listeners into her Edgecombe Avenue parlor every Sunday since 1992, in celebration of life.
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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. Every Thursday from May 23 to June 27, 2019, and July 11 to October 31, 2019.
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Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat. Thursdays, May 2--September 19, 2019
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Author Reading | Find Freedom Fast: Short-Term Therapy That Works


Psychiatrist Robert London demonstrates how to quickly manage commonly seen mental health problems including anxiety, phobias, PTSD, and insomnia with less long-term therapy and fewer or no medications. His three-step approach helps focus on the problem, challenge the thinking that caused it, and develop new behaviors and strategies to find relief quickly.
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Author Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Find Freedom Fast: Short-Term Therapy That Works

Author Reading | Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury


A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art. Carolyn Burke is the author of No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf, Lee Miller: A Life, and Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Born in Sydney, Australia, she now lives in Santa Cruz, California.
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Author Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury

Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark (outdoors)


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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Plays, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark (outdoors)

Author Reading | The Guest Book: Past Mistakes of a Privileged America


A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. With author Sarah Blake.
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Author Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, The Guest Book: Past Mistakes of a Privileged America

Author Reading | The Limits of the World: Family Secret Comes Out


The Chandaria family—emigrants from the Indian-enclave of Nairobi—have managed to flourish in America. Premchand, the father, is a doctor who has worked doggedly to grow his practice and give his family security; his wife, Urmila, runs a business importing artisanal Kenyan crafts; and their son, Sunil, after quitting the pre-med track, has gotten accepted to a PhD program in philosophy at Harvard. But the parents have kept a very important secret from Sunil: his cousin, Bimal, is actually his older brother. With author Jennifer Acker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | A Multimedia Celebration of Filmmaker Barbara Rubin


This is a multimedia celebration of Barbara Rubin in conjunction with the IFC premiere of the documentary Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Chuck Smith and host Cary Abrams. Made when she was just 18 years old, Barbara Rubin’s art-porn masterpiece Christmas on Earth shocked New York City’s experimental film scene and inspired its thriving underground. For the next four years, Rubin’s filmmaking and irrepressible energy helped shatter artistic and sexist conventions. A mythical zelig of the 60s, she introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan to the Kabbalah. Beyond shaping the spirit of the time, Barbara sought the deeper meaning of life. After retiring to a farm with Allen Ginsberg, she shocked everyone by converting to Hasidic Judaism, marrying and moving to France to live an anonymous life. Tragically, she died in 1980 after giving birth to her fifth child. For years, Jonas Mekas treasured all of Barbara’s letters and films and cherished her memory. Working with Mekas’ footage, the film takes us inside the world and mind of Barbara Rubin, a woman who truly believed that film could change the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Club | Greetings from Queer Mountain: Comedy Showcase


A monthly LGBTQIA showcase of poetry, comedy, storytelling, and more. Hosted by Lorena Russi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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. With: JOHN DEMASTRI (Bar legend!) RORY SCHOLL (Artprov, PIT Theater) GAIL THOMAS (Beavis and Butthead, Law & Order SVU) JEFF SIMMERMON (This American Life, Moth GrandSlam Champion)
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Concert | One of the Premier Flutists in Latin Music


A native New Yorker, Karen Joseph has established herself as one of the premier flutists in Latin music, performing with the who’s who of the genre, including Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta II, Johnny Almendra y Los Jóvenes del Barrio, Hansel y Raul, Charanga America, Charlie Rodriguez's Conjunto, La Charanga 76, and countless others. For this special engagement, Joseph leads her own band, MamboCha, whose pulsating beats will keep you on your feet all night long.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, One of the Premier Flutists in Latin Music

Play | Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy of Romantic Retribution and Miscommunication


Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American Son, A Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication. In this modern production, find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.
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Concert | Open Studio 2: Intimate Performances


Program: Cat Hope: Smoothing the Pillow of Dying Race (2015) Nomi Epstein: Combine, Juxtapose, Delayed Overlap (2013/14/17) Kate Soper: In the Reign of Harad IV (2013, rev. 2018) Daniel O'Connor: Gloaming round (2019) The second installment of a series of intimate performances in David Cossin's Lower East Side studio.  Refreshments will be served.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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