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37 free events take place on Wednesday, May 10 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 10 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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37 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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free events nyc Dance Party: Andean Afro-Cumbia Extravaganza
free events nyc The Gummy Bears' Great War: Theater on a Table
free events nyc Fassbinder: Thousands of Mirrors
free events nyc LIVESTREAM at an in-door public place: New York Philharmonic performs Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and More
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Workshop | Yoga on the River


Rejuvenate your body and jumpstart your morning.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Yoga on the River

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 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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.
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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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Park Walks, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Talk | Art of the Park


Melanie Kress, Curator of High Line Art, will discuss the newest Plinth commission, "Old Tree" by Pamela Rosenkranz. In addition, Kress will share information on current and upcoming sculpture commissions, including artworks by Faheem Majeed, Julia Phillips, Yu Ji, and Gabriel Chaile.
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Talks, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Art of the Park

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Juggling in the Park

Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Tour of New York City Hall

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 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

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: Bertha Hope.
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Concerts, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Piano in the Park

Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Book Discussion | Isaac Bashevis Singer's Simple Gimpl (online)


Isaac Bashevis Singer’s “Gimpl tam” was published on March 30, 1945, in the obscure Yiddish-language journal Idisher kempfer, about a month before the Nazi surrender. A story of bullying and the potential for revenge, it tells the deathbed confession of an orphaned baker who is targeted by his own community for ridicule and practical jokes. Gimpl has come to be seen as a symbol of the Jewish people in the diaspora, and, by synecdoche, minorities in general. Should they be passive in the face of aggression? Or should they defend themselves? A new bilingual edition features Singer's original Yiddish alongside his own partial translation, now completed and edited by writer and scholar David Stromberg. The book also features the 1953 Saul Bellow translation which first brought the story to fame, new illustrations by Liana Finck, and an afterword by David Stromberg.
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Book Discussions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Isaac Bashevis Singer's Simple Gimpl (online)

Discussion | What Is Collective Trauma? (online)


Mental health professionals and trauma survivors from underrepresented communities share stories of growth and transformation in this conversation and Q&A. Explore collective trauma and transformation. Meet climate influencer Isaias Hernandez. Hear from Nancy Rosado, a social worker and retired NYPD sergeant who provided care at 9/11, supported families and friends during the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub massacre, and assisted with transitioning Puerto Rican refugees after Hurricane Maria. Gain knowledge from Manuel Zamarripa, co-founder of the Institute of Chicanx Psychology and president of the National Latinx Psychology Association. These guest speakers will draw on their professional expertise in mental health and from their personal experiences of grief and shared adversity. The session will include an introduction to studies of collective trauma, ways to manage it, and opportunities for creative and spiritual growth.
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Discussions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, What Is Collective Trauma? (online)

Film | La Bohème (1926): silent drama


Silent adaptation of Henri Murger's novel, set in 19th-century Paris, about a seamtress, an impoverished playwright, and their star-crossed romance. In this tragic romance, a tubercular seamstress sacrifices her life so that her lover, a bohemian playwright, might pen his masterpiece. Director: King Vidor Cast:  Lillian Gish, John Gilber Registration required.
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Films, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, La Boh&egrave;me (1926): silent drama

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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Jazz | Jazz Trio


The Rick Germanson Trio, featuring Rick Germanson on vocals and piano, and accompanying bass and drums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Jazz Trio

Jazz | Alice Coltrane Ensemble


An hour of music directed by Brandee Younger. This ensemble explores the work of the iconic jazz pianist, harpist, composer, bandleader Alice Coltrane (1937-2007). A leading voice of the harp today, harpist, composer and educator Brandee Younger defies genres and labels. Recently signed to Impulse! Records, home of the Coltrane legacy, Younger has performed and recorded with artists including Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Common, John Legend, The Roots, Stevie Wonder, and Lauryn Hill. In 2019, she released her fourth solo album, Soul Awakening, and her original composition “Hortense” was featured in the Netflix Concert-Documentary, Beyoncé: Homecoming. This same year, Ms. Younger was selected to perform her original music as a featured performer for Quincy Jones and Steve McQueen's’ Soundtrack of America. The New York Times wrote of Younger: “No harpist thus far has been more capable of combining all of the modern harp traditions — from Salzedo, through Dorothy Ashby, through Alice Coltrane — with such strength, grace and commitment.”
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Concerts, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Alice Coltrane Ensemble

Workshop | Settlers of Catan Social


Play one of the most popular board games in the world at the Games Cart. They welcome players of all levels to this weekly social.
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Workshop | Wellness Wednesdays


Curated by Sputnik Yoga, Wellness Wednesdays will offer a variety of fitness and wellness themed classes on a weekly basis. Bring your own yoga mat or blanket. Wednesdays, May 3 - October 25, 2023.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Fassbinder: Thousands of Mirrors


Melodrama, biography, cold war thriller, drug memoir, essay in fragments, and mystery, Ian Penman's book is a long-awaited, kaleidoscopic study of filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Written over a short period "in the spirit" of RWF, who would often get films made in a matter of weeks or months, the book presents the filmmaker as Penman's equivalent of what Baudelaire was to Benjamin: an urban poet in the turbulent, seeds-sown, messy era just before everything changed. Beautifully written and extraordinarily compelling, echoing the fragmentary works of Roland Barthes and Emil Cioran, Eduardo Galeano and Alexander Kluge, this story has everything: sex, drugs, art, the city, cinema, and revolution.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Fassbinder: Thousands of Mirrors

Opening Reception | Jac Leirner: Everyday Objects as Art


The first major institutional solo exhibition in New York of Brazilian artist Jac Leirner (b. 1961, São Paulo). The exhibition encapsulates a wide chronological span of the artist’s experience, with works ranging from the 1980s to today. In stacks, piles and layers, Leirner’s selective accumulation of everyday objects follows an accretive logic. Leirner’s process, at once controlled and compulsive, leads to partially obscuring the very nature of the materials she gathers as they mutate to the sculptural. The paradoxical performance of erasure through accrual echoes the disappearance of Leirner’s objects of choice over the years: plastic bags, cigarettes, banknotes and business cards, once ubiquitous and seemingly irreplaceable, are increasingly pushed out of circulation.
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Opening Receptions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Jac Leirner: Everyday Objects as Art

Book Discussion | Lessons from the Edge: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine


In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, dramatically escalating a years-long hostility. The resulting war has killed tens of thousands, displaced millions of Ukrainians, and reshaped global politics. To help us understand the history of the region and the current state of the war, welcome Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2016-2019), Armenia (2008-2011), and Kyrgyzstan (2005-2008). In this conversation with Museum Director Clifford Chanin, Ambassador Yovanovitch discusses her new book, the role of diplomacy in a post-9/11 world, and the future of this devastating conflict
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Book Discussions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Lessons from the Edge: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

Opening Reception | Sky Marks | Landmarks: Significant Skyscrapers


This exhibition looks at all the structures in New York designated as individual landmarks that are "skyscrapers." They count about 84. Just as the definition of characteristics that qualify a building to be a landmark is fairly vague - architectural, historical, or cultural significance - the show's definition of skyscraper is somewhat subjective. "Significantly taller than a cube" is a baseline, but a minimum number of stories is not. The earliest high-rises of the 1880s to 1900s that were ten to twenty stories were clearly skyscrapers in their day and so are included. Today the 102-story Empire State Building is the city's tallest individual landmark. Preceded by a curator's tour by Carol Willis at 5:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Sky Marks | Landmarks: Significant Skyscrapers

Performance | The Gummy Bears' Great War: Theater on a Table


"Theater on a table", for just 25 audience members per show. The nation of the Gummy Bears starts a hopeless war as they attack the neighboring nation of the Dinosaurs. The winner will easily be the Dinosaurs, and the army of the Gummy Bears, and its nation, will be permanently erased. Written in 2018, this show coincidently echoes some of today's worldwide events. Written and drected by Angelo Trofa Performed by Valentina Fadda and Leonardo Tomasi In Italian with English supertitles Start times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Performances, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, The Gummy Bears' Great War: Theater on a Table

Book Discussion | Whitfield Lovell: Passages


Artist Whitfield Lovell sits down with Dr. Cheryl Finley to discuss his book, his practice, the current exhibition, and recurring themes in his work. A brief reception and book signing will follow the talk. Whitfield Lovell, a 2007 MacArthur Foundation fellowship recipient and conceptual artist, creates exquisite drawings inspired by his own collection of vintage photographs of unidentified African Americans taken between the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) and the Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968). He pairs his meticulously rendered drawings on paper or salvaged wooden boards with time-worn objects, creating enigmatic assemblages that are rich with symbolism and evoke personal memories, ancestral connections, and the collective American past.
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Dancing | Dance Party: Andean Afro-Cumbia Extravaganza


Superb bands and expert dance instruction. Instruction by Cynthia Paniagua Live music by Afro-Andean Funk ft. Araceli Poma and Matt Geraghty Afro-Andean Funk is led by Peruvian singer Araceli Poma and bassist/composer Matt Geraghty merging the music, stories and traditions of Afro-Peruvian, Andean, funk and world music, with featured guest Haitian vocalist Manno Beats. Their debut album The Sacred Leaf was recently nominated for the 2022 Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, sharing the same category with Latin music greats Rosalia and Bomba Estereo. The nomination is also the first time in Latin Grammy history that Quechua, the native language of Araceli's grandmother and millions of indigenous people in South America, has been featured at the Latin Grammy Awards. A second album featuring all original compositions is planned for 2023..
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Dancings, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Dance Party: Andean Afro-Cumbia Extravaganza

Discussion | Open Spaces on the Lower East Side (online)


Discover how open spaces represented both societal and infrastructural change on the Lower East Side. 100 years ago, the Lower East Side was the most densely populated neighborhood in the world! Residents lived, worked, and shopped in cramped tenements and busy streets, and there was a desperate need for open space, especially for the neighborhood’s children, the first generation to grow up in such crowded conditions. Scott Brevda of the Museum at Eldridge Street and Andrew Fairweather of the Seward Park Library talk about the history of open spaces on the Lower East Side. They will be covering topics such as the philosophy of play and education, urban change, and progressivism in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries New York City.
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Discussions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Open Spaces on the Lower East Side (online)

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.
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Discussion | Climate Change and Health (in-person and online)


Climate change increasingly affects many areas of our lives, but little attention is paid to how it is affecting our health. Research shows the significant impact of climate change on childbearing, nutrition, stress, and our overall physical and mental wellbeing. Find out why, and what can be done about specific threats to public health, from group of leading scientists from CUNY. Featuring: Reginald Blake, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center and New York City College of Technology; Patrizia Cassacia, Einstein professor of biology and biochemistry and director of the Neuroscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center, CUNY Graduate Center; Hamid Norouzi, a professor in the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology at New York City College of Technology and in the Earth and Environmental Sciences program at the CUNY Graduate Center; and Yoko Numura, professor of psychology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center and associate clinical professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai.
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Discussions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Climate Change and Health (in-person and online)

Lecture | In Search of Lost Time: Gold Jewelry in Minoan Crete


Lecturer Dr. Jane Hickman, Consulting Scholar in the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, discusses gold jewelry discovered in Crete. The earliest examples date to the Prepalatial period, circa 3100–1900 BCE.  A comprehensive study of these splendid artifacts provides insight into where they were found and how they were made, as well as the role such refined jewelry played in Minoan society.  Evidencing superb craftsmanship, objects such as diadems, golden flowers, and leaves may have been used in ritual performances to create and reinforce individual and collective memory.
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Lectures, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, In Search of Lost Time: Gold Jewelry in Minoan Crete

Lecture | The Binding of Isaac: Prophecy, Enlightenment, Disobedience


Did an angel prevent Abraham from killing his son? In Genesis, 22:2, obedience to God takes precedence over morality as humanly conceived. Or is the angel a later addition to the text and Abraham actually disobeys the divine command? Philosopher Omri Boehm re-examines religious interpretations of the text and re-opens the philosophical debate between Kant and Kierkegaard, contending that the monotheistic model of faith presented by Abraham was actually a model of disobedience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Lectures, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, The Binding of Isaac: Prophecy, Enlightenment, Disobedience

Book Discussion | The Nigerwife: Missing in Africa


The launch of Vanessa Walters’s exceptional debut. In this inventively told and keenly observant thriller, Nicole Oruwari, part of the Nigerwives—a community of foreign women married to wealthy Nigerian men—seems to have it all, but when Nicole disappears without a trace, cracks in her so-called perfect life start to show. Her estranged Auntie Claudine takes matters into her own hands, and as she digs into her niece’s life, she uncovers a hidden side filled with dark secrets, isolation, and even violence.
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Book Discussion | Writers and Missionaries: Essays on the Radical Imagination


What does it mean to be a politically committed writer? Through a close reading of the lives and works of some of the greatest intellectuals of recent times, Adam Shatz asks: do writers have an ethical imperative to question injustice? How can one remain a dispassionate thinker when involved in the cut and thrust of politics? And, in an age of horror and crisis, what does it mean to be a committed writer? Shatz interrogates the major figures of twentieth and twenty-first century thought and finds within their lives and work the roots of our present intellectual and geopolitical situation.   Charting the role of the committed intellectual through the work of Jean-Paul Sartre on the Algerian War and Edward Said's lifelong solidarity with the Palestinian people, to Fouad Ajami's role as the "native informant" for pro-intervention cause in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq, alongside philosophers and critics Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida and Claude Lévi-Strauss and the novelists Michel Houllebecq and Richard Wright, each struggled to reconcile their writing and their politics, their thought and their commitments.    Writers and Missionaries is an erudite and incisive work of intellectual elucidation and biographical enquiry that demands that we interrogate anew the relation of thought and action in the struggle for a more just world.  
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Book Discussions, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Writers and Missionaries: Essays on the Radical Imagination

Play | 6 Heroes of the Fourth Turning


Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arberry Directed by Chandler Stephenson The Actors Studio Drama School presents its annual Repertory Season; in six weeks (through May 13) of theatre designed to introduce its graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-professional productions of the work they have created during their three years of study. You will witness a weekly series of scenes, one-act plays, and full-length plays.  Vaccination proof is required.
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Classical Music | LIVESTREAM at an in-door public place: New York Philharmonic performs Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and More


This live-streamed performance is presented on the 50-foot Digital Wall at an in-door public place. New York Philharmonic; Yunchan Lim, piano; and James Gaffigan, conductor perform works by Valentin Silvestrov, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. Program Valentin Silvestrov (1937-present), Prayer for Ukraine Prokofiev (1891-1953), Symphony No. 3 Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Piano Concerto No. 3 About the Performers The New York Philharmonic, one of the leading world orchestras, was founded in 1842 by the American conductor Ureli Corelli Hill, with the aid of the Irish composer William Vincent Wallace. The first concert of the Philharmonic Society took place on December 7, 1842 in the Apollo Rooms on lower Broadway before an audience of 600. It is the oldest major symphony orchestra in the United States in continual existence and one of the oldest in the world. Yunchan Lim is a pianist from South Korea. In 2022 at 18 years old, Lim became the youngest person ever to win gold at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In 2018, Lim won second prize and the Chopin Special Award in the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists. The same year, he was the youngest participant in the Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition where he won third prize and the audience prize. Lim has performed with orchestras such as the Korea Symphony, Suwon Philharmonic, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and others. Recognized worldwide for his natural ease and extraordinary collaborative spirit, American conductor James Gaffigan has attracted international attention for his equitable prowess as both a conductor of symphony orchestras and opera. Gaffigan is the newly appointed General Music Director of Komische Oper Berlin and is in his second season as Music Director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, where his production of Wozzeck was widely acclaimed. He serves as Principal Guest Conductor of both the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, where he is in his ninth and final season, and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera. He additionally serves as Music Director of the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, where he champions the education of promising young musicians. In June 2021, Gaffigan finished his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, a position he held for 10 years where he raised the orchestra's international profile with highly successful recordings and tours abroad. In the 2022/23 season, he leads productions of La Boheme and Tristan und Isolde at Valencia's Les Arts, La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera, and Tristan und Isolde at Santa Fe Opera. Symphonically, he returns to the National Symphony Orchestra; directs the Orchestre de Paris; returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; and more. This is an in-person livestream.
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, LIVESTREAM at an in-door public place: New York Philharmonic performs Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and More

Poetry Reading | Bianca: Poetry on Living with Mental Illness (online)


Celebrate Eugenia Leigh's latest and universally lauded poetry collection, a book that documents and confronts living in the throes of mental illness, complex trauma, and straddling the emotional spheres that orbit each other.
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Poetry Readings, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Bianca: Poetry on Living with Mental Illness (online)

Concert | Afro Cuban Orchestra with Grammy Nominated Director, Bobby Sanabria


In 1940 the Afro-Cuban tradition began right here in NYC. Machito and his Afro-Cubans under the direction of maestro Mario Bauza fused the harmonic sophistication of Jazz with the rhythmic complexity of Afro-Cuban music. The ensemble explores that rich legacy with a repertoire that encompasses the past, present, and future of the genre. Bobby Sanabria is an eight time Grammy-nominee as a leader. Known as a drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, conductor, documentary film producer, educator, activist, and bandleader, his versatility as both a drummer and percussionist, from small group to big band, has become legendary. He has performed and recorded with every major figure in the world of Latin jazz and salsa and jazz luminaries including Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Chico O'Farrill, and many others. His 2018 recording, West Side Story Reimagined, reached #1 on the national Jazz Week radio charts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Afro Cuban Orchestra with Grammy Nominated Director, Bobby Sanabria

Concert | Improv Artists Lab with Grammy Winning Director


Leni Kreienberg, voice; Frank Tao, clarinet; Jack Cavanaugh-Gialloreto, actor; Iseul Kim, piano; Klavya Mashru, guitar; Joseph L. Westermann, actor; Linus Chun-Ho, Ip violin; Adrian  Ong, violin; Murphy Severtson, accordian; Neel Ghosh, ten sax; Orli Hersch, actor. An hour of new works for interdisciplinary ensemble directed by Jane Ira Bloom & Joseph Grifasi. Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom is a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz and winner of the Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album, the Guggenheim Fellowship for music composition, the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Award for lifetime service to jazz, Downbeat International Critics Poll & Jazz Journalists Award for soprano saxophone, the IWJ Jazz Masters Award, and the Charlie Parker Fellowship for jazz innovation. She has performed, recorded, and/or collaborated with Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Fred Hersch, George Coleman, Kenny Wheeler, Julian Priester, Rufus Reid, Mark Dresser, Bobby Previte, Matt Wilson, Jerry Granelli, Mark Helias, David Friedman, Jay Clayton and Cleo Laine. Her affinity for other art forms has led to collaborations with other innovative artists including dancer/ choreographer Carmen DeLavallade, comedian Lewis Black, lighting designer James F. Ingalls, and actor Vanessa Redgrave. Her compositions and commissions include the American Composers Orchestra, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Pilobolus & Paradigm Dance Companies, NY City Center's Fall for Dance Festival, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and the NASA Art Program. Joseph Grifasi has appeared on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, Dinner at Eight, The 1940's Radio Hour, Happy End and The Play's the Thing. His many film appearances include Presumed Innocent, The Deer Hunter, Big Business, Matewan, The Naked Gun, Natural Born Killers, Chances Are, Changing Lanes, F/X, Benny & Joon, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Brewster's Millions, Batman Forever, The Flamingo Kid, Ironweed, and Splash.
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Concerts, May 10, 2023, 05/10/2023, Improv Artists Lab with Grammy Winning Director
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