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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 4, 2017?

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42 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on November 4, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Conference |
Two Revolutions and Beyond is intended to open a broad discussion on the global influence of the two Russian Revolutions (February and October 1917) and to initiate a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the two revolutions. It will bring together literary scholars, historians, librarians, archivists, and members of the general public to discuss the written and printed legacy of the epoch that followed those historic events.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conferences, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Two Revolutions and Beyond
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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9:45 am
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Harlem Tour
City Walk |
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Street Fair
Conference |
On the brink of the elimination of federal arts funding in the U.S., widespread xenophobia, forced global migration, environmental destruction, and ongoing systemic racism, the center is marking its milestone anniversary with Where We Are Now, an international conference on art and social justice, featuring dynamic panel discussions, a stirring keynote address, an exhibition opening and other engaging events. The conference will look at the urgent work of Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves who was awarded the 2016-2018 Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for her long-term project Seeds of Change. The conference will also include the five Prize Finalists. Each of these artists or collectives have been recognized for the impact, boldness and artistic excellence of their projects and the risks they take to advance social justice in profound and visionary ways. The two-day conference surveys the field of art and social justice by drawing on the exemplary practices of the finalists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Conferences, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Where We Are Now: An International Conference on Art and Social Justice
Tour |
A multi-neighborhood tour of the Lower Manhattan area. The tour begins on Wall Street, where you will see the New York Stock Exchange and Trinity Church before moving on the the World Trade Center and City Hall. We then move on by subway to visit the largest Chinatown in the United States. Following Chinatown, the tour will continue on through Little Italy and on to SoHo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo Tour
Film |
Discuss the book by Jacqueline Woodson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Films, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Another Brooklyn: Growing Up in the Borough
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Jean Kwok.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Book Discussions, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Girl in Translation: Double Life in Hong Kong
Conference |
The conference looks at the urgent and necessary work of Brazilian artist, Maria Thereza Alves the third recipient of the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics as well as that of the five Prize finalists: Forensic Architecture, Gulf Labor, House of Natural Fibers (HONF), IsumaTV and MadeYouLook. The conference surveys the field of art and social justice by mining the exemplary projects of the Prize recipient and finalists. These projects were nominated in 2016 for their capacity to make legible urgent issues around the world, and to model ways in which to successfully address them. At the conference each exchange includes writers, thinkers and scholars from the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and respondents from The New School community to consider the context, effects and futures of these practices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Conferences, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Art and Politics Conference
Staged Reading |
Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Staged Readings, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Macbeth: Shakespeare Tragedy
Gallery Talk |
Exhibition designers Gabriel Burkett, Leong Leong and Chris Wu discuss the installation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing: A Guided Tour
Poetry Reading |
2pm | Emerging Voices curated by Katie Raissian of Stonecutter: Sally Wen Mao and Tara Bergin 3:30pm | Iggy McGovern and Alice Lyons 5pm | Sinéad Morrissey and Terrance Hayes, with opening reading by Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner Adam Crothers
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, 9th Annual PoetryFest
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Film |
The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads, their traditional way of life and the rising call of the city. 93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Byambasuren Davaa's The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005): Mongolian Drama
Film |
Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara. Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. 76 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Henry Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993): Animated Halloween-Christmas Mashup
Film |
Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. 141 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman (2017): Comic Book Heroine
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the one of the most active and most famous squares in NYC through discussions about the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped its surroundings. You’ll hear how the square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on the famous sculpture and so much more! The tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Crossroads of New York Tour
Book Signing |
After the death of Oscar Wilde, two of the playwright's closest friends—both former lovers—went to battle against each other over who would control the narrative about Wilde's life, and who history would blame for his death. The battle between Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, the playwright's greatest love, and Robert Ross, Wilde's friend and literary executor, led to the revelation of sexual secrets and personal letters, blackmail, stalking, and no fewer than five lawsuits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Laura Lee signs copies of her book Oscar's Ghost
Opening Reception |
Rock - Paper - Scissors is a solo show by Wendell MacRae. Browse...Circles isa group show with: AJ Adriance Peter Bialobrzeski Will Brown Larry Burrows Harry Callahan Luca Campigotto Joe Cucciniello Denis Darzacq Jan Dibbets Adam Fuss Miguel Angel Garcia Emmet Gowin David Graham Robert Heinecken Fred Herzog Yoko Ikeda Anthony Joyce Helen Levitt Liz Nielsen Paul Narkiewicz Sylvia Plachy Simone Rosenbauer Dan Ranalli Toshio Shibata Aaron Siskind Neal Slavin Kazuo Sumida Bruce Wrighton among others
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, 2 Art Shows: Rock - Paper - Scissors / Browse...Circles
Symposium |
Program: Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Piano Variations (1930) El Salón México (1936), arr. Leonard Bernstein. A collage of live performance, conversation, and historic document recitation illuminates a pivotal moment in Leonard Bernstein’s education. In 1938, Bernstein had his first exposure to American Modernism: learning Aaron Copland's Piano Variations, sitting at the keyboard with his Harvard philosophy professor, David Prall. The influence of Copland and Prall continued to guide Bernstein throughout his career as he became America’s maestro and paramount cultural ambassador. Hear recitations of Bernstein’s college papers and letters, plus philosophical essays by Professor Prall, after Michael Boriskin, esteemed concert pianist and artistic director of Copland House, performs and examines Piano Variations and other Copland masterworks.  
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2:30 pm
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Symposiums, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Bernstein Findings: Copland's Keys
Book Reading |
With: Patricia Carragon Davidson Garrett Gillian Lynn Katz Christina M. Rau Carla Schwartz Tim Tomlinson Francine Witte
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3:00 pm
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Book Readings, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Finishing Line Press Group Reading
Concert |
The Classical Saxophone Project will celebrate the 203rd birthday of Adolphe Sax, the father of the saxophone. Students of Western Connecticut State University will perform, n small and large ensembles, a diverse array of music featuring the entire saxophone family.
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, The Classical Saxophone Project celebrates the 203rd birthday of Adolphe Sax
City Walk |
Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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City Walks, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Historic Greenwich Village: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Classical Music |
Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Discussion |
Authors Mary Kathryn Nagle, Marie Darrieussecq, Anne Garréta and Robin Coste Lewis examine the way languages—the very first way we assign a gender to the world around us—shape our actions and opinions. Moderated by Gloria Steinem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, The Politics of Language, with Gloria Steinem
Festival |
At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Festivals, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
Classical Music |
Violinist Elizabeth Chang was born in New York City and has appeared as a soloist and in chamber music performances in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. She was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts award winner and the recipient of the Beebe Fellowship for Study Abroad. Chang has toured and recorded with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and has given master classes in Sao Paulo, Beijing, and Seoul, as well as in various cities in Europe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Faculty Recital: Elizabeth Chang, violin
Reading |
Adult Contemporary is a mobile reading and performance series founded in 2013 by Svetlana Kitto and Kate Brewer-Ball. The series asks artists, academics, performers, and writers to "read" in whatever way they see fit; to play off each other; to use words, movements, sounds or textures, in a salon-style site of experimentation, genre collapse and extra-ordinary conversation. This iteration features readings by performer Erin Markey, Jospeh M. Piece, assistant professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook, as well as poet and performer Pamela Sneed.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Readings, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Adult Contemporary Readings
Classical Music |
Johanna Wienholts, harp
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Student Harp Recital
Performance |
A video and performance by Narcissister, whose live works deploy humor, pop songs, elaborate costumes, and her trademark mask – all tools in dismantling what Stuart Hall calls "fixed and closed stereotypical representations.” Short-form live works are interspersed with performances made for camera, allowing for multiple costume changes. Each evening will conclude with a respondent in conversation with Narcissister, including Ariel Osterweis, Lia Gangitano, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, The Body is a House: Video and Performance Art by Narcissister
Book Reading |
The Age of Trump can be reminiscent of the tumult of the late 60s. The period during the Vietnam War saw a both a rising right-wing establishment and a generation taking up arms to resist. In spite of being a gay man, not entirely at home with the machismo of 60s radicals, Jonathan Lerner was a member of its most notorious organization: the Weather Underground. He later reinvented himself as high-rolling gay hustler. Lerner’s memoir is thrilling, poignant, and quintessentially American—a crucial point of reference for activists and citizens today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Jonathan Lerner reads from his book Swords in the Hands of Children
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Dance Performance |
To the Root Choreographed by Lydia Perakis donna Choreographed by Jenna Charko Family Snapshot: Study of the Lonely Poses Choreographed by Marlaina Riegelsberger The Third Choreographed by Erin Maher in collaboration with dancers And Wait Choreographed by Sarah Lutzky Intermission Work 1 Choreographed by Julio L. Laforteza Delighted People Choreographed by Celeste Almeida in collaboration with dancers in attempt of Choreographed by Maggie Joy and Dean Husted Maybe the Water Will Take Me Back Choreographed by Meredith Baughman in collaboration with dancers BONE YARD Choreographed by Cayleen Del Rosario in collaboration with dancers
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Dance Performances, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Tisch Dance Works
Discussion |
Wassyla Tamzali, Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, Annie Laurie Gaylor, and Daisy Khan discuss the influence of religion on women’s lives. Moderated by Clémence Boulouque.
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7:30 pm
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Discussions, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, The Politics of Religion
City Walk |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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City Walks, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
Brotherhood can churn out Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, R.E.M., The Beatles, Hank Williams, Sublime, Bonnie Raitt, old r&b, blues and much more. The 2 guitars, 3 voices, accordion, bass, trumpet and mandolin bring out some vibrant sounds with a great, fun vibe. Add a dash of cool originals, Brotherhood can liven any party/event, and is always happy to accommodate song requests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Concerts, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Brotherhood: A New York City-Based Eclectic Mix of Music and Instruments
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