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51 free events take place on Thursday, May 30 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 30 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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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.
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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 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, 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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Workshops, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Tai Chi in the Park

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 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, 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 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Film | Moonstruck With Cher And Nicolas Cage (1987): Three Time Oscar Winning Romantic Comedy


Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. 102 min. Director: Norman Jewison. Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis. Moonstruck was nominated for six Oscars at the 60th Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Cher), and Best Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis).
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Films, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Moonstruck With Cher And Nicolas Cage (1987): Three Time Oscar Winning Romantic Comedy

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
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Workshops, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

Jazz | 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. Larry Ham is jazz pianist, composer, and educator.
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Concerts, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, 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 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, 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.
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Gallery Talks, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour

Talk | Exploring Conceptual Photography


Karen Jerzyk’s photos take the mind on colorful journeys through places not often explored. Fueled by a combination of failure and an unrelenting imagination, she has created a world of her own, both figuratively and literally. Her wildly imaginative, hand-built sets play backdrop to stunning visual representations of life as she sees it. This isn’t just another “how to” guide to photography; Jerzyk is going to show you why the only place you need to look for inspiration to produce beautiful, meaningful work is within yourself. She walks through her approach to conceptual photography, using her own life’s events to propel her visions into dynamic art.
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Talks, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Exploring Conceptual Photography

Reading | Literature Out Loud: Performance Poetry and Slam Poetry


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This month's theme is Nontraditional Forms. This session, read, embody, and discuss the personal and political impact of poetry composed for an audience. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
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Readings, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Literature Out Loud: Performance Poetry and Slam Poetry

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.
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Conference | Remembering Ernst Toller (1893-1939): Exiles and Refugees between Europe and the US


The spring of 1919 saw the brutal end of the Bavarian soviet republic that had emerged as part of Germany’s November Revolution. Twenty years later, on May 22, 1939, Ernst Toller, one of the leaders of that revolution and republic, committed suicide at the Mayflower Hotel in New York, where he was living in exile from Nazi Germany. This conference is on German-speaking émigrés in New York and the United States, and their legacy for the exiles and refugees who are arriving in the U.S. and Europe today. Presenters from Austria include Helga Schreckenberger (University of Vermont), Frank Stern (University of Vienna), Veronika Schuchter as well as Irene Zanol (University of Innsbruck).
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Conferences, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Remembering Ernst Toller (1893-1939): Exiles and Refugees between Europe and the US

Concert | Music Of Medieval Britain


This program includes songs and poetry of the Norse and Anglo-Saxon raiders and settlers, the chants of Celtic monks, and songs in the emerging Middle English language, as well as instrumental music of medieval England. The project was born out of a linguistic, historical, and musicological fascination with early medieval Britain, and a desire to illustrate the development of the English language through the music and poetry of the period from roughly 900-1400 AD. Twa Corbies is a medieval music ensemble committed to exploring and performing the ancient music of the British Isles and Scandinavia. They perform this music on historical harps, bagpipes, and lutes, and base their performances in information drawn from medieval sources, including manuscripts, artwork, language, and culture. Performers Brian Kay, lute, lyre, voice; Peter Walker, lyre, harp, winds, voice.
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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 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Aquaman (2018): Underwater Kingdom Heir Coming To Land

Film | Ball of Fire (1941): Four Time Oscar Nominated Romantic Comedy


A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover. 111 min. Director: Howard Hawks. Starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka. Ball of Fire was nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture, Best Sound, Recording and Best Story. In 2016, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and selected for preservation in its National Film Registry. 
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Films, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Ball of Fire (1941): Four Time Oscar Nominated Romantic Comedy

Film | Bumblebee (2018): Return Of The Hero From Transformers


On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. 114 min. Director: Travis Knight. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena.  Bumblebee grossed $127.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $336.1 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $463.3 million, against an estimated production budget of $135 million.
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Films, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Bumblebee (2018): Return Of The Hero From Transformers

Film | Glass (2019): Sci-Fi Drama With Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson


Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson.  The film is a crossover and sequel to Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), serving as the final installment in the Unbreakable trilogy.
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Films, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Glass (2019): Sci-Fi Drama With Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson

Party | 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 | 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 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Aquaman (2018): Underwater Kingdom Heir Coming To Land

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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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 Tuesdays: Word Game Night Wednesdays: Catan Game Night Thursdays: Mah Jongg (3pm-5pm); Beginner Chess (5pm-7pm) 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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Workshop | Kayaking Workshop


Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River.  
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Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Tipping Point / Of all the souls that stand create


Ruth Bauer Neustadter's Tipping Point showcases mixed-media paintings and sculptural weavings using fiber, glass, metal and other found objects produce environmentally and politically provocative works. "I believe art is one way to help steer us away from our environmental tipping point." Anne Mondro's Of all the souls that stand create creates intricately woven anatomical sculptures in response to the physical and emotional complexities of the body. Drawn to visual metaphors, she interlaces delicate wire into representations of the body that are structurally strong, yet fragile in appearance and presentation. Working in this manner, she explores the duality of our strength and vulnerability.
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Opening Receptions, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, 2 Art Shows: Tipping Point / Of all the souls that stand create

Film | Ashby (2015): Friendship Between Retired CIA Agent And High School Student


High-school student Ed Wallis enters into a friendship with his neighbor, Ashby, a retired CIA assassin who only has a few months left to live. Director: Tony McNamara. Starring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts.
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Films, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Ashby (2015): Friendship&nbsp;Between&nbsp;Retired CIA Agent And High School Student

Opening Reception | Beyond the Sunset: Bold Lines, Bright Colors


Artist James Rizzi, better known as JM Rizzi, has roots in Abstract Expressionism, yet favors a Neo Contemporary flare. JM Rizzi has catapulted his vision of bold curves and lines punched with bright color. JM Rizzi’s work is featured at the historic Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC, among top designers, like Jimmy Choo, and in large scale projects at Bottlerock in Napa Valley and the Pod Hotel, NYC.
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Opening Receptions, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Beyond the Sunset: Bold Lines, Bright Colors

Author Reading | Boxing And The Mob: Behind The Scenes


Author Jeffrey Sussman tells the story of the coercive and criminal underside of boxing, covering nearly the entire twentieth century. He profiles some of its most infamous characters, such as Owney Madden, Frankie Carbo, and Frank Palermo, and details many of the fixed matches in boxing’s storied history. In addition, Sussman examines the influence of the mob on legendary boxers, including Primo Carnera, Sugar Ray Robinson, Max Baer, Carmen Basilio, Sonny Liston together with  Jake LaMotta and whether they caved to the mobsters’ threats or refused to throw their fights. Jeffrey Sussman is the author of 12 non-fiction books, the most recent ones are Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune; Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing; No Mere Bagatelles, a biography of handbag designer, Judith Leiber; Power Promoting: How to Market Your Business to The Top!
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Author Readings, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Boxing And The Mob:&nbsp;Behind The Scenes

Opening Reception | Erin Jane Nelson | Joshua Nathanson: A Photographer and a Painter


Joshua Nathanson’s human-scaled paintings draw from diverse visual sources to bridge digital, physical, and psychological realms. In a multi-valent process of transcription across media, Nathanson uses iPad drawing apps, Photoshop, and inkjet printers to form digital studies of stream-of-consciousness sketches. These studies are then translated again, forming the basis for paintings on canvas aimed at extending the experience of viewing the vibrant studies on-screen. Atlanta-based artist Erin Jane Nelson often works in series; artworks on view draw from photographs the artist took of sites with fraught cultural histories along coastal regions and barrier islands of the Southeast, which are rapidly changing and disappearing due to climate change. These photographs and others of her surroundings and lived experiences throughout her upbringing in the American south serve as starting points for the collaged elements in her sculptures.
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Opening Receptions, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Erin Jane Nelson | Joshua Nathanson: A Photographer and a Painter

Workshop | Beginner Capoeira Class


Try this Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, self-defense, and acrobatics. Open to all levels. Presented by Dende Arts.
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Workshops, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Beginner Capoeira Class

Workshop | Evening Yoga Outdoors


Stop by the park for a yoga class. Gaiam provides a colorful selection of mats available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to secure one of the mats, please arrive at least 30 minutes before class begins. Otherwise, feel free to bring your own! Every Thursday, May 30-August 29, 2019
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Lecture | Parent Portraits Of Famous Painters


Artist, art historian and curator Robert Bunkin will survey some of the many images of the parents, made by artists past and present, including Rembrandt, Anguissola, Manet, Cezanne, Kahlo, Neel and Mickalene Thomas. Often young artists pressed their parents into service as models, other times they wanted to commemorate the tender feelings they had for their parents, recording their parents' faces as a form of self-exploration.
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Classical Music | Works By Chopin, Beethoven And More


Pianist Michael Sellers will play works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Barber, and Liszt. In November 1999, pianist Michael Sellers made a successful European tour, where he played recitals in Italy, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. Highlights were a recital at Budapest's Liszt Museum in Liszt's own concert hall where Liszt gave master classes and which opens up to his last Hungarian residence. And then there was a private concert in Chopin's birth home at Zelazowa Wola.
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Concerts, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Works By Chopin, Beethoven And More

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


Laura Hoptman, Executive Director, and artist Keith Mayerson for a discussion of his landmark series “Pinocchio the Big Fag.” currently reappearing as part of As If: Alternative Histories from Then to Now.
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Author Reading | Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal


Come celebrate the release of 2016–17 artist in residence Autumn Knight’s new book, the first comprehensive publication on the artist, published by Krannert Art Museum. The evening will feature a reading by Krannert Art Museum curator and contributing author Amy L. Powell, and a discussion between Knight and Powell on the book’s critical contribution to black women performance archives. Nico Wheadon, Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement, will add to the conversation with a reflection on how public programs at The Studio Musuem in Harlem have supported artists working with performance.
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Author Readings, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal

Screening | We Carry It Within Us: Fragments of a Shared Colonial Past


A screening of Helle Stenum's film We Carry It Within Us: Fragments of a Shared Colonial Past. This film explores the collective memory of and differing perspectives on the shared slavery and colonial histories between Denmark and the current U.S. Virgin Islands. Which events and individuals are remembered or excluded in public memories of the past? What are the ethical considerations involved in narrating history?
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Jazz | Deep, Souful Sax Playing


A concert with saxophonist Arthur Green who has a deep, soulful tone. With roots in Virginia and then playing trumpet in the Navy Band, he has come into his own in NYC under the tutelage of King Curtis, Rodney Kendricks, and Barry Harris. Arthur leads his own band The Green Machine, featuring an appealing blend of jazz, funk, blues, and R&B that is all his own.
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Concerts, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Deep, Souful Sax Playing

Discussion | How Soon Is Now: Art, Activism and Accountability


How Soon Is Now: Art, Activism and Accountability is in response to the growing protests museums are facing and inspired by Artforum's May issue on art and activism. How Soon Is Now brings together artists, activists, critics, and institutional leaders to confront art's responsibility in crises of accountability. How can artists and the systems that support them rise to the occasion? Are museums places of enlightenment, and if so, should they be held to higher standards than other organizations? What is dirty money, and what should be done with it? Can institutions satisfy their baseline missions without compromise? When is art a space for improving the world, and when is it a cover for nefarious activities? Can art do more—or has it done too much already? -- Carin Kuoni, will introduce the conversation with: -- Claire Bishop, Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York -- Tania Bruguera, artist -- Nan Goldin, artist and activist, founder of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) -- Tobi Haslett, writer -- Anne Pasternak, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum -- Moderator: David Velasco, Editor of Artforum.
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Discussions, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, How Soon Is Now: Art, Activism and Accountability

Discussion | Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Art?


Join speakers from the art world and academia to explore questions such as: What is art? What is creativity? What is originality? Who or what can be an artist?
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Discussion | Three Masters of the Psychological Thriller


With Catherine McKenzie and the writing duo Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton. Don't miss this rare appearance by three masters of the psychological thriller. McKenzie is the Canadian bestselling author of The Good Liar. She will present her ninth novel, I'll Never Tell. Steinke and Fenton are the co-authors of five novels, including Girl's Night Out and The Good Widow.
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Discussions, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Three Masters of the Psychological Thriller

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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Workshops, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Yoga Flow

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 | Book of Minutes: New Poetry


Imagine a book of hours condensed into a book of minutes: that is the project of the compact lyrical prose poems found in Gemma Gorga's Book of Minutes, the first English-language translation of this emerging poet, widely known and loved in her native Catalonia yet little known outside it. 
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Opening Reception | Dana Kyndrová: Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling


Dana Kyndrová, the Czech documentary photographer, has been focusing her camera on women for half of a century. The series Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling examines the many aspects of women´s lives. Shot primarily in former Czechoslovakia and later in the Czech Republic, but also in some Western countries, the photographs show the moment of birth, the tension of school exams, falling in love – daily life, both under communism and after.
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Opening Receptions, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Dana Kyndrov&aacute;: Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling

Author Reading | Dawson's Fall: America at Its Most Fragile


In a novel based on the lives of author Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, see America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social, and moral landscape.
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Author Reading | How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them


Yale philosopher Jason Stanley identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise in today's world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

Book Signing | Phyllis Galembo: Mexico, Masks & Rituals


Since 1985, photographer Phyllis Galembo has traveled extensively to photograph sites of ritual dress in Africa and the Caribbean. In her latest body of work, collected in this new publication, Galembo turns to Mexico, where she captures cultural performances with a subterranean political edge. Using a direct, unaffected portrait style, Galembo captures her subjects informally posed but often strikingly attired in traditional or ritualistic dress.
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Book Signings, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Phyllis Galembo: Mexico, Masks & Rituals

Play | The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde's Classic Comedy Done Two Ways


In New York Classical Theatre's production, the entire cast will swap roles (and genders) every other performance. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays are traditional casting. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays are reversed. This production is staged in their signature Panoramic Theatre style, and the audience will move twice during the performance—once for each scene change. Tuesdays through Sundays, May 28-June 16, 2019
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Plays, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde's Classic Comedy Done Two Ways

Concert | A Beloved Fixture in the Brooklyn Soul Scene


A beloved fixture in the Brooklyn soul scene, Meah Pace honed her remarkable talents as the frontwoman for Binky Griptite's band The Mellomatics before breaking out into an impressive solo career. Pace has collaborated with a stellar lineup of artists, including Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Roots, Deborah Cox, Burnt Sugar, and The All-American Rejects, and has performed at the Grammy Awards and Carnegie Hall, as well as on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly. In advance of her new album, the renowned singer from the dance/punk band “!!!”, who also lends her powerhouse vocals to the Resistance Revival Chorus (a new group spearheaded by the organizers of the Women’s March), puts her fiery stage presence and boundless talent on full display for a memorable night.
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Concerts, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, A Beloved Fixture in the Brooklyn Soul Scene

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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Plays, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy of Romantic Retribution and Miscommunication
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Discussion | Experts Discuss Copyright Challenges and More in Music and Film Industries

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Discussion | Media Experts In Conversation

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