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45 free events take place on Tuesday, May 2 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 2 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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45 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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Workshop | Forest Fitness


This regular fitness class incorporates climbing multiple staircases, stretches and strengthening exercises, notable tree identification, and forest bathing. Led by instructor, Nancy Bruning\.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Forest Fitness

Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


Learn and practice this traditional system of health and self-defense. Derived from the philosphy of Taoism, Tai Chi was designed to develop the optimum degree of harmony between body and mind, as well as between the individual and the natural order of the universe. Classes are lead by teachers and students who train nearby at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris. All ages and levels are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Tai Chi in the Park

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. Located in the heart of Midtown, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Spring Birding Tour

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 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Book Discussion | The Lost Art of Dying: What a Medieval Book Teaches About Living Well


A book discussion by Dr. Lydia Dugdale.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, The Lost Art of Dying: What a Medieval Book Teaches About Living Well

Park Walk | History Tour of The Battery


Tour New York's historic birthplace park with an expert guide. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, SeaGlass Carousel, beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more.
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Park Walks, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, History Tour of The Battery

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Classical Music | Masterworks From Ukraine


Sasha Yakub, violin; and Forrest Eimold, piano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Masterworks From Ukraine

Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Todd Robbins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Piano in the Park

Book Discussion | La Tercera: A Vision of Philippine History (online)


Novelist Gina Apostol assembles a vision of Philippine history from the 19th century to present day in the fragmented story of the Delgados, a family surviving across generations of colonization, catastrophe, and war.
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Book Discussions, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, La Tercera: A Vision of Philippine History (online)

Film | Snowpiercer (2013) with Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton


Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For seventeen years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway. Director: Bong Joon-ho Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Go Ah-sung, John Hurt, Ed Harris Chris Evans gained wide recognition for portraying Captain America in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films, from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) to Avengers: Endgame (2019). His work in the franchise established him as one of the world's highest-paid actors. Aside from comic book roles, Evans has starred in the drama Gifted (2017), the mystery film Knives Out (2019), the television miniseries Defending Jacob (2020), and the action film The Gray Man (2022). Tilda Swinton is known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters. She has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, in addition to nominations for three Golden Globe Awards. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her as one of the greatest actors of the 21st century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Snowpiercer (2013) with Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton

Classical Music | An Afternoon of Pipes (In Person and Online)


Rashaan Allwood, pipes, at an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, An Afternoon of Pipes (In Person and Online)

Lecture | Gaping Mouths and Leaning Towers: The Queer Geometries of Peretz Markish’s Long Form Poems (online)


Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Yiddish—that stateless tongue par excellence—found official status within the new “international state” of the Soviet Union. In her seminal study of modernisms, Chana Kronfeld identifies the poetics of Hebrew and Yiddish literatures as processes of de-territorialization (1996). This talk takes Kronfeld’s study of marginal modernisms as a point of departure and aims to interrogate the relationship between space, revolution, and language at the beginning of the Soviet experience. Specifically, this paper places Peretz Markish’s Yiddish long-form poems, Di kupe (The Mound) and Radyo (Radio), in conversation with the architectural aspirations of the Soviet avant-garde. The poems’ irregular—indeed, impossible—representation of bodies in space resists established traditional definitions of being and belonging and, in turn, undercuts the authority of any traditional establishment itself. To enact his takedown of tradition, Markish disrupts linguistic and spatial conventions to (de)construct fictional edifices: the mound (Di kupe) is at once divine and profane, everywhere and nowhere, concave and erect; the tower of his poem Radyo, too, reaches up, outwards, and down to broadcast a message of cautious hope in the face of violence. Given these mechanisms, Markish’s poetry does not simply wrangle with the paradoxical project of “building communism,” especially as it relates to the new Soviet Jew, but rather performs its contradictions. As they turn the inside out and the upside down, Di kupe and Radyo illustrate the power of revolution as a destabilizing force that both made and unmade one's sense of self.
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Lectures, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Gaping Mouths and Leaning Towers: The Queer Geometries of Peretz Markish&rsquo;s Long Form Poems (online)

Film | Cradle Will Rock (1999) with Bill Murray and Susan Sarandon


The story fictionalizes the true events that surrounded the development of the 1937 musical The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein; it adapts history to create an account of the original production, bringing in other stories of the time to produce a social commentary on the role of art and power in the 1930s, particularly amidst the struggles of the labor movement at the time and the corresponding appeal of socialism and communism among many intellectuals, artists and working-class people in the same period. In 1930s New York, Orson Welles tries to stage a musical on a steel strike under the Federal Theater Program, despite pressure from an establishment fearful of industrial unrest and red activity. Meanwhile, Nelson Rockefeller gets the foyer of his company headquarters decorated, and an Italian countess sells paintings for Mussolini. Director: Tim Robbins Cast: Hank Azaria, Bill Murray, Susan Sarandon Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. Known for his deadpan delivery, Murray rose to fame on The National Lampoon Radio Hour (1973-1974) before becoming a national presence on Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1980, where he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. He starred in comedy films including Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), What About Bob? (1991), Groundhog Day (1993), Kingpin (1996), The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), Osmosis Jones (2001), and Garfield (2004). Murray's performance in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003) earned him a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Susan Sarandon is an American actress and the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and nine Golden Globe Awards. Sarandon began her acting career in the drama film Joe (1970). In 1975, she starred as Janet Weiss in the musical comedy horror film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sarandon was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Atlantic City (1980), Thelma & Louise (1991), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), and The Client (1994), before winning for Dead Man Walking (1995). Her other films include Pretty Baby (1978), The Hunger (1983), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Bull Durham (1988), White Palace (1990), Little Women (1994), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Stepmom (1998), Enchanted (2007), and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Cradle Will Rock (1999) with Bill Murray and Susan Sarandon

Book Club | Poetry Discussion Circle: Ecopoetry and Nature Poetry


Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Reading selections for this meeting are: "To Vermin" by Lêdo Ivo "Poem" by Jorie Graham "Passage" by Ranjit Hoskote   Please note that contemporary poetry deals frankly with contemporary issues and all works discussed are artistic expressions selected for an adult audience. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Poetry Discussion Circle: Ecopoetry and Nature Poetry

Discussion | The Voices of Descendants: The Continued Impact of the Holocaust (online)


Emanuel Rosen, author of If Anyone Calls, Tell Them I Died, and Noah Lederman, author of A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets, both reflect on the Holocaust in their writings as descendants of Holocaust survivors. They each explore how losses suffered by one generation, and the holes left by the unknown past and searched for by the second and third generations, have a continued presence in and impact on family life. 
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Discussions, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, The Voices of Descendants: The Continued Impact of the Holocaust (online)

Musical | The Comedy of Errors: A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's Play


Conceived by director Rebecca Martinez and composer Julian Mesri, a member of The Public Theater's 2022-23 Emerging Writers Group, this new adaptation rigorously embraces music from all over Latin America in this tale of separation and joyous reunion. With songs in English and Spanish, this new musical adaptation brings an energetic vibe to this age-old tale of two sets of twins separated by stormy seas as they overcome a baffling case of mistaken identity--and the mayhem and hilarious confusion that follows.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
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Musicals, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, The Comedy of Errors: A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's Play

Film | Empire of Light (2022): romantic drama


Hilary is a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen is a new employee longing to escape the provincial town where he faces daily adversity. Together they find a sense of belonging and experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community. Director: Sam Mendes Cast: Olivia Colman, Stephen Ward and Colin Firth
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Performance | We, Puppets: The Story of a Life Shattered by Racism


The puppeteer Saul makes the inhabitants of his town dream with the fairy tales he invents and stages for them. The advent of the racial laws of 1938 upsets his life and the lives of thousands of people, but his puppets continue to tell his stories to the people who flee and hide with him, offering them the opportunity to distract themselves, be moved, and smile. Despite the unacceptable reality that surrounds them.   Written and performed by Marco De Simone In Italian with English supertitles
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Workshop | Board Games Social


A wider selection of board games to the Games Cart at the weekly Board Games Socials, with games like Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Not sure what to play? Games Hosts can help you find the perfect game and match up players.
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Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
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Opening Reception | Andrea Marie Breiling: Swallowtail


Andrea Marie Breiling’s newest works draw inspiration from Swallowtail butterflies, known for their particularly wide wingspan, and for their vivid coloring which often combines intricate patterns of primary colors and white, outlined and bisected by blackish veins, and peppered with dark bluish-brown voids. Like a close-up view of Swallowtail wings, Breiling’s recent spray paint paintings are at once atmospheric and kaleidoscopic while firmly grounded by a deeply-layered and rhythmic foundation. In a nod to Jackson Pollock’s penchant for uncommonly narrow and wide canvases, many of Breiling’s new works stretch the bounds of traditional landscape canvas proportions. This deliberate scale decision seems to have pushed her mark-making approach in a new direction. 
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Book Discussion | Fatherland by Burkhard Bilger (In Person AND Online)


Burkhard Bilger’s parents were always reticent about their youths during World War II. When a packet of old letters arrives from Germany, he finds out why. His maternal grandfather, a once loyal member of the Nazi Party, was either a monster who reeducated children in occupied France or a man who risked his life to shield others from his own party’s brutalities. Over the next decade, Bilger hunted for the truth. Was his grandfather a war criminal or merely an ordinary man struggling to do right under impossible circumstances? Free tickets required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Iconic New York Jewish Food: A History and Guide with Recipes


To celebrate the publication of June Hersh's delicious new book, celebrated foodies Niki Russ Federman (co-owner of Russ & Daughters) and this program's moderator Rozanne Gold (four-time James Beard award-winning chef and author) share their unique and personal New York food stories in a meaningful conversation about the city's culinary legacy. With recipes and remembrances galore, the discussion will focus on New York's remarkable Jewish food history, what it means to be part of it, and how best to nourish the city we all love. There will also be some delicious surprises at the end of the program from Brooklyn Seltzer Boys and Zaro's Family Bakery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Iconic New York Jewish Food: A History and Guide with Recipes

Staged Reading | Jupiter Invincible: A Radio Play by Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyakaa


A live performance of a new radio play and comic book by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa in collaboration with Stella Adler Center for the Arts. Audience members will see it come to life through a dynamic radio play performed by the cast and directed by Melissa Maxwell. Jupiter Invincible is an augmented reality comic book series about an African-American enslaved person, Jupiter, who is suddenly given the power of immortality. The story takes place on a Southern plantation near Baltimore before the U.S. Civil War. The project is a mixture of pop-culture, history, innovative technology, and dynamic storytelling illustrated by Ashley A. Woods, Syd Fini and Neda Kazemifar and augmented reality by Ram Devineni.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Jupiter Invincible: A Radio Play by Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyakaa

Book Discussion | The Man in the McIntosh Suit: Filipino-American During the Depression in America


A Filipino-American take on Depression-era noir featuring mistaken identities, speakeasies, and lost love. The year is 1929 and Bobot is just another migrant worker in rural California. Or rather, a migrant worker with a law degree from the Philippines reduced to manual labor in America. Bobot, like so many other young Filipinos, finds himself bunking in the fields picking fruit by day. When his cousin writes claiming to have spotted his estranged wife in nearby San Francisco, he swipes a co-worker’s favorite nightclub suit and heads to the big city to find her. What follows is classic noir with seedy dives, mouthy pool sharks, and obsession. Rina Ayuyang indulges her passion for old Hollywood and elaborate movie musicals while exploring her immigrant roots in a playful and mysterious drama creating something she never saw but always had hoped for—a classic tale about people who looked just like her. The Man in the McIntosh Suit is a gripping, romantic and psychological exploration of a fledgling community chasing the American dream in an unwelcoming society heightened by racial hostility and the bubbling undercurrent of the coming Great Depression.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Moving for Life Workout


Moving for Life is a gentle workout that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
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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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Lecture | Who Controls the Code Controls the System (online)


In an era of digital surveillance, data profiteering companies have created a surveillance-based economy that uses algorithms to target messages and content that increase social divisions and inequality. This economic model poses an existential threat to democracy and social stability not only because of the amplification but because these algorithms are embedded in social cultural context. The emergence of cheap computing and massive – largely invisible – data collection in every aspect of daily lives has enabled the creation of massive amounts of data on individuals that can be merged and enriched and aggregated. In this lecture, Dr. Jessica Dawson will focus on how this data can determine various outcomes based on commercial data collection. Given existing and entrenched systems of social inequality, the questions of what gets encoded into data, who controls it, and who has access to it, are key existential questions facing sociology in the coming century and hold the potential to dramatically remake every aspect of society.
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Book Discussion | Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan (in-person and online)


Darryl Pinckney arrived at Columbia University in New York City in the early 1970s and had the opportunity to enroll in Elizabeth Hardwick’s creative writing class at Barnard. It changed his life. When the semester was over, he continued to visit her, and he became close to both Hardwick and Barbara Epstein, Hardwick’s best friend and neighbor and a fellow founder of The New York Review of Books. Pinckney was drawn into a New York literary world where he encountered some of the fascinating contributors to the Review, among them Susan Sontag, Robert Lowell, and Mary McCarthy. Yet the intellectual and artistic freedom that Pinckney observed on West Sixty-seventh Street could conflict with the demands of his politically minded family and their sense of the unavoidable lessons of black history. In Come Back in September, Pinckney recalls his introduction to New York and to the writing life. The critic and novelist intimately captures this revolutionary, brilliant, and troubled period in American letters. Elizabeth Hardwick was not only his link to the intellectual heart of New York but also a source of continuous support and of inspiration―in the way she worked, her artistry, the beauty of her voice. Through his memories of the city and of Hardwick, we see the emergence and evolution of Pinckney himself as a writer.
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Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. Ages Adult 18+ Registration required.
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Film | A Nineteenth-Century Photographer’s Legacy: A Celebrated Lithuanian


In commemoration of 700 years of the founding of Vilnius, a screening and film talk with director Mindaugas Meškauskas. The documentary explores the life of celebrated Vilnius photographer Juzefas Čechavičius/Józef Czechowicz, whose personality was intertwined with Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian identities. A true European, his work has become part of the cultural heritage of several nations. Director: Mindaugas Meškauskas 90 minutes  
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Performance | Only Mozart Is Missing: A Music Store in Naples


Marco Simeoli brings to the stage, with words and music, the many stories from his grandfather, founder of the most important, and still open, music store in Naples: Musica Simeoli. Memories of the Belle Epoque, the Second World War, the economic boom of the Sixties and the great illusion of the Eighties come alive together with the many famous clients of Musica Simeoli, such as Toto, Roberto Murolo, Renato Carosone, Riccardo Muti, Pino Daniele and Massimo Troisi. In Italian and Neapolitan with English supertitles
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Performances, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Only Mozart Is Missing: A Music Store in Naples

Book Discussion | Swamp Story: A Novel from Bestselling Humorist Dave Barry (online)


Infinitely funny Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry for the launches  a hilarious Florida caper featuring buried treasure, pythons, a repurposed Dora the Explorer costume head, and TikTok videos of swamp monsters. In Barry’s work of masterfully-written mayhem, nothing goes as planned (this is, after all, Florida).
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Book Discussions, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Swamp Story: A Novel from Bestselling Humorist Dave Barry (online)

Book Discussion | The Cake Protocol: A Novel from Austria


Austrian author Marianne Jungmaier gives a reading followed by a conversation with Melina Tsiamos, Deputy Director. Jungmaier takes the audience on a journey to the Austrian countryside – and a childhood, in which cakes and silence hide a family secret.
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Book Discussion | The Socialist Patriot: George Orwell and War (online)


Few English writers wielded a pen so sharply as George Orwell, the quintessential political writer of the twentieth century. His literary output at once responded to and sought to influence the tumultuous times in which he lived—decades during which Europe and eventually the entire world would be torn apart by war, while ideologies like fascism, socialism, and communism changed the stakes of global politics. Stanford historian and lifelong Orwell scholar Peter Stansky incisively demonstrates how Orwell's body of work was defined by the four major conflicts that punctuated his life: World War I, the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the Cold War. The Socialist Patriot is ultimately an attempt to reconcile the apparent contradictions between Orwell's commitment to socialist ideals and his sharp critique of totalitarianism by demonstrating the centrality of his wartime experiences, giving twenty-first century readers greater insight into the inner world of one of the most influential writers of the modern age.
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Film | The World Was Ours: The Jewish Legacy of Vilna


View the award-winning hour-long documentary that celebrates Jewish life in Vilna, Poland prior to World War II. Narrated by the award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin, the film focuses on the pre-war life of this vibrant culture, depicting its hopes, dreams and remarkable achievements. Followed by a discussion.  
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Films, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, The World Was Ours: The Jewish Legacy of Vilna

Discussion | Data, Discourse and Justice


This program explores the intersections of race, social stratification, and political economy to inspire economic and racial justice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Data, Discourse and Justice

Classical Music | Works by Prokofiev and Debussy for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, and More (In Person AND Online)


Evan Yonce, oboe; William Foye, clarinet; Julie Minn, violin; Henry Rogers, viola; Nic Payne, bass; Dawn Kim, violin; Ian Lum, cello; Eden Chen, piano. Program Prokofiev (1891-1953), Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 Debussy (1862-1918), Piano Trio in G major
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Concerts, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Works by Prokofiev and Debussy for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, and More (In Person AND Online)

Film | Imagined Touch (2021): Documentary About Theater for the Deaf and Blind


When two deafblind women ask a theater director to help them make a show about being deaf and blind, never in their wildest dreams did they imagine it would become an award-winning show. Dir. Jodee Mundy, Sofya Gollan 33 min. Screening followed by a talk-back with the filmmakers and a discussion about composing through touch, joined by Up Until Now Collective and Music: Not Impossible, who will share video and demonstrate haptics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Imagined Touch (2021): Documentary About Theater for the Deaf and Blind

Festival | Illumination Spring Showcase


Step into a magical world of light and wonder at the Illumination Light Art Spring Showcase.. Kick off your spring with Illumination Light Art's first-ever Spring Showcase. Seven talented light artists, live performers, and DJs will transform the plaza into a dreamlike oasis. Explore and interact with exciting pieces produced by local New York-based light artists featuring a mixture of projection mapping, interactive video art, UV light art, and more! Dance to a different DJ every night Tuesday night to Saturday night as you wander and explore Illumination's outdoor gallery. Don't forget to bring your own light garb to take part in the festivities or check out our light shop where we will be selling all types of light merchandise!
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Festivals, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Illumination Spring Showcase

Jazz | Jazz Works by Charles Mingus with Grammy Nominated Director


An hour of music by Charles Mingus, directed by Andy McKee. Charles Mingus was one of the most original, iconoclastic, and influential composers of the 20th Century. The vast scope of his work includes everything from orchestral tone poems like Adagio ma Non Troppo, to the Gospel-tinged Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, and the hard-swinging jazz classic Moanin'. He was passionate, political, controversial, and an ever imposing force on the global jazz scene until his untimely death in 1979. His rich legacy remains an indispensable part of the jazz canon and continues to invite deeper inspection and modern interpretation. Andy McKee is a two-time Grammy nominee for work with the Mingus Big Band. McKee has toured / recorded with Johnny Hartman, Jaki Byard, Hank Jones, Don Cherry, Steve Grossman, Clifford Jordan, Andrew Hill, Charlie Rouse, Archie Shepp, and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Jazz Works by Charles Mingus with Grammy Nominated Director

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Takemitsu, Villa-Lobos, Paganini, Piazzolla and More for Guitar, Flute, Violin, and Cello


The Mannes Guitar Ensemble; Mannes Chamber Music participants (flute, violin, cello). Program will include music by: J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) Anthony Holborne (1545-1602) Avinoam Ettun George Grydkovets Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Marcel Tournier (1879-1951) Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Celso Machado (1953-present)
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Works by J.S. Bach, Takemitsu, Villa-Lobos, Paganini, Piazzolla and More for Guitar, Flute, Violin, and Cello

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Head to the park for a walk and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided. Starts at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:15 pm
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Workshops, May 02, 2023, 05/02/2023, Stargazing in the City
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Play | Love Story Play

Regular Price: $43
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Concert | Christmas Concert: Choir and Orchestra

Regular Price: $75
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