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

All events, things to do on November 20, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Ken Jacobs' The Sky Socialist: A Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment
free events nyc The Trident Ensemble performs works by Messiaen, Poulenc, Pärt
free events nyc François Truffaut's Day for Night (1973): French Comedy-Drama
free events nyc Healthy Holiday Eating
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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 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, 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 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
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 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo Tour
Master Class |
Featuring violist Steven Tenenbom, this special event provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted students and great artists as they examine and explore the arts of performance on the highest level. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Concerts, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Steven Tenenbom, Chamber
Film |
Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem. Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew. 129 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Joachim Rønning's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017): Waterlogged Sequel
Workshop |
Exercise your mind with the New York Times crossword puzzle. Start with the easiest of the week (Monday) or try your luck with the most difficult (Sunday). Collaborate with fellow participants or work on your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Sunday/Monday Crossword Solving
Book Reading |
The core argument of the book is that the US needs to do a better job at both “looking ahead” and “acting ahead” to preserve the liberal international order in a way that avoids America reacting impulsively to emerging crises and consequently being drawn into potentially costly military commitments that over time drain its power and weaken its resolve to play a global leadership role.
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12:00 pm
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Book Readings, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Paul B. Stares discusses his book Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace Stares Head Shot
Lecture |
Economic, social and cultural rights have gained enormous recognition over the last 25 years and are more important than ever in the light of increasing inequalities. Catarina de Albuquerque will present a stocktaking of past efforts, assess where we stand today, and discuss what is needed from the next generation of economic, social and cultural rights advocates to guide the implementation of human rights. How can we make economic, social and cultural rights a reality? How can we do so on the basis of the indivisibility of all human rights?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:10 pm
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Lectures, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, The Future of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Classical Music |
Organist: Ryan Kennedy, Juilliard student.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Lunchtime Organ Recital
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Film |
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut. A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, François Truffaut's Day for Night (1973): French Comedy-Drama
Tour |
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
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 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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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2:00 pm
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Tours, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Harlem 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Film |
Stars: Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi. Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Etienne Périer's Bridge to the Sun (1961): Diplomat's Wife Adjusts
Master Class |
Glenn Dicterow (born December 23, 1948), is an American violinist and former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, as well as a faculty artist at the Music Academy of the West, following three years of participation in Music Academy Summer Festivals. He also holds the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Glenn Dicterow, Violinist
Poetry Reading |
Tadeusz Dabrowski's second American collection of poems has just been published by Zephyr Press. His poetry explores the constant struggle with uncertainty, the contrasts between religion and love, and between the deadly serious and the humorous by playing with form. Nominated for the NIKE prize in 2010, translated into approximately twenty languages, Dabrowski is one of the most celebrated contemporary Polish poets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Tadeusz Dabrowski reads from his book Posts
Workshop |
Meditation has become increasingly more popular. It provides many life transforming benefits including numerous physical, psychological and spiritual benefits when practiced regularly. By meditating we become relaxed and calm as we come in contact with a state of inner peace and well being. This has a direct effect on those around us as well as on a cellular level. With Jim Rose.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Discover the Life Changing Power of Meditation
Workshop |
Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt
Workshop |
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
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Workshops, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Healthy Holiday Eating
Concert |
MA Recital: Tim Adorno, guitar
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Student Guitar Recital
Tour |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Tours, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, High Line Tour
Screening |
Electro-acoustic composer, improviser  and flutist Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano performs, live, a world premiere score to Ken Jacobs’ visionary silent film The Sky Socialist (1964-65). Jacobs says that The Sky Socialist “is a story of impossible love that emerges through the preoccupation with space and pattern shaping by way of camera-manipulation; my approach to film is that of a painter (abstract expressionist) rather than dramatist.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Screenings, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Ken Jacobs' The Sky Socialist: A Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment
Lecture |
Speaker: Jaskiran Dhillon, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Indigenous Politics, History, and Questions of Race on Turtle Island
Book Reading |
Tina Campt's recently published monograph explores a way of listening closely to photography, engaging with lost archives of historically dismissed photographs of black subjects taken throughout the African diaspora.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Tina Campt discusses her book Listening to Images
Film |
Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore. Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers. 138 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, George Roy Hill's Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967): Oscar-Winning Musical
Film |
Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. 111 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
Free
Films, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Stephen Frears' Oscar Nominee Florence Foster Jenkins (2016): Singer Can't Sing
Workshop |
The Poets Corner is a workshop for teens and adults meant to empower participants in writing creatively with different styles of poetry and structure. Led by a different poet instructor every month, the aim is to create a nurturing space for participants to use as an outlet for documenting their own stories and emotions. Writers create unique pieces at every workshop and are encouraged to participate in an open mic session the same evening to share their work. Free food and refreshments provided. For ages 14 and up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Oye Group Poet’s Corner
Book Reading |
A compilation of Seth’s hilarious Broadway-centric “Onstage and Backstage” columns for Playbill.com chronicling his unique life performing/hanging out with the Great White Way’s biggest stars and cajoling/forcing them to reveal the highs (and lows) of their careers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Seth Rudetsky discusses his book Seth's Broadway Diary, Volume 3
Poetry Reading |
Carol Alexander’s new collection explores the displacement of species, including humans, as an effect of the threatened natural environment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Carol Alexander reads from her book Habitat Lost
Book Reading |
Benedict is the author of seven novels, including Sand Queen, which was named a Best Contemporary War Novel by Publishers Weekly. A recipient of the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, among other awards, Benedict is also the author of five works of nonfiction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Helen Benedict discusses her book Wolf Season
Tour |
For some performers, the show must go on… even after death! The Ghosts on Broadway Tour, led by a veteran New York City talent agent, will introduce you to these notorious theater legends who appear after the lights go dim. You’ll hear about the Broadway impresario who haunts the theater that bears his name. His apparition shows up on opening nights to congratulate the cast or “pinch” the leading ladies’ bottom. Jazz age parties are heard almost nightly from his long abandoned apartment over his theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Ghosts on Broadway Tour
Classical Music |
Program: Olivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time Pérotin Sederunt principes Francis Poulenc Four Short Prayers of St. Francis d'Assisi Arvo Pärt And One of the Pharisees Trident Ensemble: Miranda Cuckson, violin Raman Ramakrishnan, cello Charles Neidich, clarinet Aaron Wunsch, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, The Trident Ensemble performs works by Messiaen, Poulenc, Pärt
Comedy Club |
Actress and Emmy Award-winning commentator Nancy Giles (CBS' Sunday Morning) curates / hosts "The Mosquito," her fast and furious monthly variety show with stand-ups, sit-downs and music.  Nancy Giles, who starred on ABC-TV's China Beach and Delta series, will be joined by a rotating cast of regulars who have in the past included: Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Comedy Clubs, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, The Mosquito Comedy/Variety Show
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 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
Zhiheng Guo, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Student Piano Recital
Dance Performance |
A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season in performing at the historic Judson Memorial Church. Featuring: Kyle Marshall Choreography EstadoFlotante Melinda Ring Tatyana Tenenbaum                
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Dance Performances, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, Experiments in Dance
Classical Music |
The collaborative piano department, under the direction of Cristina Stanescu, presents a performance of sonatas, coached by Audrey Axinn, featuring graduate pianists collaborating with instrumentalists. The concert will feature works for violin and piano and clarinet and piano by Mozart, Brahms, Elgar and Grieg, performed by collaborative piano majors and their partners
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, November 20, 2017, 11/20/2017, An Evening of Sonatas
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