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39 free events take place on Wednesday, May 25 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 25 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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39 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Birdwatching | Morning Bird Walk


Start your day off right with a bird walk at the height of spring migration. Beginners and advanced birders alike can enjoy this walk. Wednesdays, May 4-25, 2022
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Birdwatchings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Morning Bird Walk

Birdwatching | Battery Bird Walk


Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flagpole located at the entrance to Battery Park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Join Gabriel Willow and The Battery Conservancy to explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Wednesdays, April 20-May 25, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Battery Bird Walk

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco


This event offers a unique setting to observe and sketch the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Figure Al Fresco

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
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Park Walks, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Gallery Talk | Artist in Conversation: Just Wide Enough to Hold the Weight (online)


To commemorate Marvel Harris, Siddhartha Hajra, and Soumya Sankar Bose’s exhibition Just Wide Enough to Hold the Weight, curated by Phalguni Guliani, this is a virtual conversation between artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Artist in Conversation: Just Wide Enough to Hold the Weight (online)

Museums | Tiffany Glass and Other Exhibitions


The collection of Tiffany's leaded glass includes an extraordinary array of floral and geometric lamps as well as landscape and figural windows. A unique feature of the collection is a vast, one-of-a-kind archive of original flat glass and pressed-glass "jewels" used by Tiffany Studios, which provides valuable insight into the development of the stained-glass movement in America at the turn of the twentieth century. Established in 1972, this art museum's permanent collection consists of around 10,000 items, over 6,000 of which are documents and objects related to the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, some of which are on long-term display.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Museumss, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Tiffany Glass and Other Exhibitions

Gallery Talk | Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy: Exhibition Tour


A guided tour of the show celebrates the bicentennial birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) a landscape architect known for his work co-designing Central Park, Prospect Park, and other urban green spaces and his ideas about park design. The exhibition invites New Yorkers to learn about Olmsted and his lasting influence on parks in New York City.   Olmsted created a new kind of civil engineering that blended function and beauty, producing sanctuaries that had a profound impact on the cityscape. With renderings, site plans, and photos, the exhibition highlights Olmsted’s New York City projects, greenways then and now, and a selection of 10 new and reimagined parks that incorporate his design principles–including former industrial sites, waterfront parks, plazas, and neighborhood playgrounds. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy: Exhibition Tour

Park Walk | Central Park Shakespeare Garden Walk (online)


Spring is the perfect season to visit Central Park’s gardens. Explore Shakespeare Garden, tucked along a steep hillside below Belvedere Castle, with the help of a Conservancy guide.
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Park Walks, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Central Park Shakespeare Garden Walk (online)

Festival | Fleet Week New York Celebration (online)


After a two-year hiatus, Fleet Week New York is back! So to mark the day that units arrive in New York for the celebration, watch some of the participating ships, among them two large Navy ships, four training vessels, two Coast Guard cutters, and a Royal Navy icebreaker, and the opportunities to visit them in Manhattan and Staten Island. Also look at the history of Fleet Week and other naval reviews in New York, from the return of the victorious fleet after the Spanish-American War, the vast flotilla assembled after World War II, and our present-day Fleet Week tradition dating back to 1988. They will share images and stories of some of the special visits of military vessels to our harbor and to the Brooklyn waterfront.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Fleet Week New York Celebration (online)

Jazz | Piano in the Park


New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Piano in the Park

Discussion | Galicia in Our Mind: The Role of Regionalism in New York's Jewish Immigrant Community 1890-1938 (online)


Between 1881 and 1910 more than 200,000 Jews left the Habsburg province of Galicia, a region that is today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. No longer living in the places of their childhood, they settled in urban centers, such as New York's Lower East Side. In this culturally diverse and densely populated immigrant neighborhood, Galician Jews began to search for new relationships that linked the places they left and the ones where they arrived and settled. Dr. Sophie Bookhalter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) in conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Shandler (Rutgers University) will take the audience to the streets of New York's immigrant quarter and trace the lives and culture of Jews who arrived from Galicia. Examples from autobiographical writings, Yiddish press, music and theatre, Jewish hometown associations, as well as visual material by American Jewish tourists visiting their hometowns, will illuminate the significance of local and regional identifications from the early immigrant era to the interwar period. Why did an Austrian province that had ceased to exist in 1918 continue to loom large in the American Jewish mind, how did the concept of Galicia change over time, and what does the "Galitsyaner" tell us about the role of regionalism in modern Jewish history and culture?
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Discussions, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Galicia in Our Mind: The Role of Regionalism in New York's Jewish Immigrant Community 1890-1938 (online)

Dancing | National Tap Dance Day Open House


In celebration of National Tap Dance Day, enjoy sample classes, jam sessions, film presentations, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, National Tap Dance Day Open House

Film | The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992): Nanny Seeks Revenge


A young live-in nanny wants the perfect life and family of her employer -- the woman that she holds responsible for her husband's death. Directed by Curtis Hanson Starring: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, and Matt McCoy 110 minutes
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Films, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992): Nanny Seeks Revenge

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


A community of artists of all skill levels are inspired by our surroundings to create with drawing materials, pastels and watercolors. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of the verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
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Workshops, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Elements of Nature Drawing

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice- surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels are welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve. New York, NY 10280 + Google Map
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Workshops, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Sunset Yoga

Book Discussion | Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways (online)


In an era of ambiguous, messy problems--as well as extraordinary opportunities for positive change--it's vital to have both an inquisitive mind and the ability to act with intention. Sarah Stein Greenberg's book is filled with ways to build those skills with resilience, care, and confidence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways (online)

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Stop in during weekly game nights and socials to learn a new game, hone your skills, and meet new people
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Dancing | Harlem Swings and Hops


Celebrate Harlem's most famous dance genre with The Lindy Hop. Start off with a mini dance lesson and continue with social dancing and hopping to some legendary Harlem jazz greats and more music from then up to now.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Dancings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Harlem Swings and Hops

Birdwatching | Spring Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Birdwatchings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Spring Birding Tour

Birdwatching | Birding Tour of the North Woods


Discover birding in the more serene northern part of the Park during the height of songbird migration. Wednesdays, April 27-May 25, 2022
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Birdwatchings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Birding Tour of the North Woods

Opening Reception | Leonardo Pucci: Flowers


A photographic exhibition by Leonardo Pucci. This series is a project about beauty and intimacy. Flowers was created in the beginning of the pandemic. Pucci says, “the lockdown came to get me out of a creativity crisis I was going through at the time.” He was inspired by a Hojō Jutsu manual while being isolated in his residence in Paris. He studied the art of Shibari and performed it on cut flowers: calla lilies, anemones, carnations, proteas, roses and tulips were tied with strings like bent and constricted bodies and then photographed. “Tulip 1:15pm” was the first image created for this ongoing series.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Leonardo Pucci: Flowers

Book Signing | New Age: Stonehenge to Jungle (online)


This book is a comprehensive collection of iconic UK rave, jungle, sound system and warehouse party flyers dating from the early 1970s to 2000. The book is sourced and curated from the Mott Collection – an extensive archive that gathers paper ephemera of British popular culture from punk to rave – curated by artist and collector Toby Mott.  Crammed full of 575 entries of flyers and other collectables, New Age is a visual feast that charts the origins and progress of a series of youth rebellions that were to last for a generation. Through its chapters, the book looks beyond the music into the fantastical visual language that propelled this subculture, offering a global perspective on how British party culture shifted through the decades. 
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Book Signings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, New Age: Stonehenge to Jungle (online)

Workshop | Yoga in the Park (in-person and online)


They welcome all levels of practice. Every pose can be modified, adapted or adjusted to your liking.
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Workshops, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Yoga in the Park (in-person and online)

Workshop | Forest Bathing


Reconnect with nature by participating in a guided Forest Bathing experience. Allow yourself to connect with the park in a way you never have before. The program includes a short, no more than a half-mile walk at a slow pace. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring water, snacks, and a towel or cushion for sitting on the ground.
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Concert | Gregorian Chant, 'Secret Garden', and More


This Sung Eucharist of The Ascension of Our Lord is sung to the timeless medieval music of Gregorian chant (plainsong) in a garden rarely open to the public. It is followed by an outdoor buffet supper. Must be fully vaccinated to attend.
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Gregorian Chant, 'Secret Garden', and More

Workshop | Moving for Life


Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
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Workshop | Moving For Life Workout


Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness. Wednesdays, May 4-25, 2022
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Lecture | Photographer Andre Kertész and His Search for Self


André Kertész (1894-1985) is an undisputed master of photography. Widely seen as the father of photojournalism and street photography, he created much of the visual vocabulary of the medium that is still in use today. From his pioneering work in Hungary (1912 -1925), through his influential work during Paris’s artistic heyday (1925- 1936), right up to his final days in New York (1936 -1985), his photographs display an ability to infuse personal narrative and design into a documentary style that was uniquely his own. In a body of work that spans much of the 20th century, Kertész created deceptively simple images of everyday life that reflected his own state of mind, and questioned his very existence and his relationship to the world around him. Long time curator Robert Gurbo was a working photographer when he met Kertész while employed in the Cultural Council Foundation's CETA Artists Project. He worked with/for Kertész over the last seven years of Kertész’s life, and has spent over fifty years combing through Kertész’s archive. Gurbo is co-author of the catalog that accompanied the 2005 National Gallery exhibit, André Kertész, published by Princeton University Press. He is editor and author of Andre Kertész: The Early Years, and Andre Kertész: The Polaroids. He also organized the reissue of Kertész’s seminal book, On Reading.  
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Lectures, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Photographer Andre Kert&eacute;sz and His Search for Self

Book Discussion | Two Nights in Lisbon: A Woman Under Pressure


Tautly wound and expertly crafted, Chris Pavone's novel is a riveting thriller about a woman under pressure, and how far she will go when everything is on the line.
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Book Discussions, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Two Nights in Lisbon: A Woman Under Pressure

Classical Music | Choir and Baroque Orchestra: All-Bach Concert (in-person and online)


On the eve of Ascension Day, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform an all-Bach concert conducted by Avi Stein. Exploring the full emotional range of the human experience, from anguish to elation and from despair to hope, Ascendit presents Bach's Ascension Oratorio, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, the motet Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, and his dramatic Magnificat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Choir and Baroque Orchestra: All-Bach Concert (in-person and online)

Concert | Music from Auschwitz (in-person and online)


The concert will feature ten short musical pieces arranged by Polish political prisoners who were members of the men's orchestra in the Auschwitz I camp. Using popular German hits of the 1930s and 40s, they arranged and orchestrated these tangos, waltzes, and foxtrots for a dance band that played Sunday concerts for the Auschwitz garrison near the camp commandant's villa. The musical pieces were recently rediscovered in the archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland. Led by conductor Oriol Sans, a University of Michigan student orchestra will perform the original musical pieces interspersed with lines, spoken by the singers, from testimonies and interviews with members of the Auschwitz I men's orchestra after the war. Silent for more than seventy years, the voices and stirring melodies of those imprisoned at Auschwitz will be brought to life in the Museum's Edmond J. Safra Hall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Music from Auschwitz (in-person and online)

Screening | Truth Be Told 15th Annual Documentary Film Festival


The Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies is proud to present its fifteenth annual festival of original short films made by students in the class of 2022. After three years of remote events, please join us in person to celebrate our students’ achievements, who completed their films amidst the ongoing pandemic. Each work is the result of a year of intensive study in documentary cinema -- production, history, theory, and aesthetics. Hosted by Lana Lin, director of the Doc Studies program. Screenings will be followed by a faculty-led Q & A with the filmmakers. Admission is free and open to the public.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Truth Be Told 15th Annual Documentary Film Festival

Reading | Winning Words: A Reading with the 2022 Bellevue Literary Review Prize Winners (online)


Celebrate the publication of Issue 42 of BLR and honor the winners of the 2022 BLR literary prizes. Step into spring with exciting new works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, plus interviews by editors Sarah Sala, Damon Tweedy, and Ronna Wineberg.
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Readings, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Winning Words: A Reading with the 2022 Bellevue Literary Review Prize Winners (online)

Book Discussion | Break This House: The Truth About Mother (online)


In Candice Iloh's novel, Yaminah Okar left Obsidian and the wreckage of her family years ago. She and her father have made lives for themselves in Brooklyn, and she thinks she has moved on to bigger and better things. She thinks she has finally left behind that city she would rather forget. But when a Facebook message about her estranged mother pierces Yaminah’s new bubble, memories of everything that happened before her parents’ divorce come roaring back—and Yaminah must finally reckon with the truth about her mother and the looming collapse of a place she once called home.
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Book Discussions, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Break This House: The Truth About Mother (online)

Book Discussion | Tastes Like War: A Memoir (online)


Grace M. Cho discusses her memoir, a 2021 National Book Award finalist, with Professor Patricia Clough. Part food memoir, part sociological investigation, the book is a hybrid text about a daughter’s search through intimate and global history to better understand her mother’s past. Cho, an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at the College of Staten Island, is also the author of Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War.
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Book Discussions, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Tastes Like War: A Memoir (online)

Classical Music | Early Music String Band: Byrd's Fantasies for Viols (online)


Vita Wallace, violin; Claire Smith Bermingham, violin; Lawrence Lipnik, viola da gamba; Rosamund Morley, viola da gamba; Patricia Ann Neely, viola da gamba; Charles Reed, viola da gamba William Byrd was one of the most prolific composers during the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. Byrd, along with his contemporary Thomas Tallis, was awarded a monopoly on publishing by Queen Elizabeth I and he did not disappoint. Byrd contributed to the Cantiones Sacrae and published his own collection, Songs of Sundrie Natures, Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets and instrumental fantasies composed for viols. His compositions make up a robust collection of works which came to define the golden age in English music. The musicians will present fantasias in 3, 4, 5, and 6 parts.
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Concerts, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Early Music String Band: Byrd's Fantasies for Viols (online)

Discussion | From Past to Present: The National Black Political Convention


Voices of a People's History honors the centenary of historian Howard Zinn (1922-2010), author of the classic bestseller A People's History of the United States, with a new podcast conversation series hosted by the archivist and memory worker Zakiya Collier. Together, Collier and her guests draw from Zinn's example of interrogating key moments of the historical record via documents, images, and recordings to create an illuminating dialogue on what the past can teach contemporary audiences. Scholar and author Imani Perry (Looking for Lorraine; Breathe: A Letter to My Sons) will discuss the 50th anniversary of the National Black Political Convention, an under-acknowledged landmark assertion of the Black freedom struggle. Actor and educator Brian Jones will also read some vital passages of speeches at the convention.
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Discussions, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, From Past to Present: The National Black Political Convention

Movie in a Park | Belfast (2021): Oscar Winner from Kenneth Branaugh


A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. Director: Kenneth Branagh Stars: Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe 98 min. Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie. Movie begins at dusk. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, the screening may be canceled.
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Movie in a Parks, May 25, 2022, 05/25/2022, Belfast (2021): Oscar Winner from Kenneth Branaugh
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