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Tue, November 28, 2017
46 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on November 28, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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
Free
Tours, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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
Free
City Walks, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Kundalini Yoga
Tour |
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place every Tuesday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm until Dec. 12, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
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 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo Tour
Workshop |
A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more. Enthusiastic instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Zumba Jumpstart
Lecture |
A talk with Yana Gorokhovskaia, postdoctoral fellow in Russian politics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Democracy in Russia? Think Local.
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Film |
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Films, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017): Surprise Summer Hit
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Bach at Noon
Master Class |
Featuring pianist Pavlina Dakovska, this masterclass provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted Mannes students and a great artist, as they examine and explore the craft of performance at the highest level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Master Class: Pavlina Dakovska, piano
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 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
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 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Harlem Tour
Workshop |
Play a game of chess. Don't know how to play? They'll teach you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Adult Chess
Film |
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners. The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Tod Browning's Dracula (1931): Horror Classic
Film |
Unseen for more than thirty years prior to its 2015 screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Losing Ground was among the first feature length movies produced by a black woman filmmaker. The film delves into the interior lives of a married philosophy professor and a visual artist. It stars theater actor and director Seret Scott and celebrated filmmaker Bill Gunn. 86 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Films, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Kathleen Collins' Losing Ground (1982): A Married Couple's Life
Master Class |
One of the greatest basses of our time Ferruccio Furlanetto is one of the most sought-after singers in the world. The critics praise him for his vast range, thundering vocal power, and excellent acting ability.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Vocalist
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Hope Jahren.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Lab Girl A Woman in Science
Poetry Reading |
Jennifer Firestone's Civic Liberal Arts course, Feminist Avant-garde Poetics, in partnership with Belladonna* Collaborative, will be hosting a poetry reading. The reading will consist of featured poet and scholar Celina Su, Marilyn J. Gittell Chair in Urban Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York, who will be reading from her upcoming Belladonna* book, Landia. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Feminist Avant-Garde Poetics
Book Reading |
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced, a fast-paced economic thriller that exposes the financial deal making behind the mergers and acquisitions boom of the 1980s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Pulitzer-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar discusses his book Junk
Film |
James Baldwin (1924-1987) was at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. The film captures on film the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born black, impoverished, gay and gifted. 87 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Films, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1990): PBS Documentary
Book Reading |
Marvin Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the City University of New York and director of the Marvin Carlson Theatre Center at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.  His many influential books have been translated into fifteen languages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Readings, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Marvin Carlson discusses his book 10,000 Nights: Highlights from 50 Years of Theatre-Goin
Film |
A documentary about Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe who, at a time when all doors were closed to them, found sanctuary in Shanghai, thanks to the intervention of Chinese diplomat Ho Feng Shan who as Chinese consul in Vienna defied the Nazis and his own government by issuing travel visas to the desperate refugees. 88 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Films, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Rene Balcer's Above the Drowning Sea (2017): Documentary about Jewish Refugees in Shanghai during WWII
Festival |
Light Up Luminaries is a community holiday event to kick off Luminaries, the spectacular light installation and new holiday tradition. Fun performances, free ice skating on the waterfront, sweet treats and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Festivals, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Light Up Luminaries: A Community and Visual Art Event
Discussion |
With: Nicholas Bequelin, East Asia Director at Amnesty International Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for East Asia at Freedom House Moderated by: Robbie Barnett, Director, Modern Tibetan Studies Program; Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies; Senior Research Scholar, Modern Tibetan history
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
Free
Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Religion and the State in China: Restrictions, Revival, Possibilities
Lecture |
Cecilia Mangini is now widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished documentarians in Italian film history. Her sharp analysis of the situation of workers, migrants, women; her unique insight into the predicament of the south; her tracing of social and political tensions in late- modern Italy – all animate her work starting from the late 1950s, when she was the only woman in a postwar generation of filmmakers. This presentation will explore Mangini’s stylistic idiom, particularly her cinematic appropriation of poetic and prosodic devices, with special emphasis on Essere donne (“Being Women,” 1965): an intricate film which juxtaposes glossy advertising images, press photos and found footage, with poignant documentation of women’s labor in the wake of the economic miracle. With: Noa Steimatsky, Italian Studies Guest Lecturer.
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6:00 pm
Free
Lectures, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, 'A Way of Happening": Cecilia Mangini's Poetics
Lecture |
In this lecture, Professor Lilie Chouliaraki proposes a new understanding of the selfie as moral practice. Taking as a starting point the 2015 refugee crisis and its extensive coverage in European news,Chouliaraki explores the complexities of the selfie as moral practice, by addressing the following questions: What does it mean for refugee selfies to circulate on Western media platforms? In which ways are their faces inserted in ‘our’ visual economies? How is their news value justified?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Selfies and the Ethics of the Face: A Case Study in Refugee Self-Representation
Book Reading |
“An intimate family portrait.” — The New York Times
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6:15 pm
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Book Readings, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Eddie Joyce discusses his book Small Mercies
Talk |
Sara Cedar Miller, historian at the Central Park Conservancy, will talk about the Park's topography and history--its connection to the Dutch and English occupation, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, including the fascinating story of the Park cannon's true identity. Miller recently retired as photographer for the Conservancy, a position she held since 1984, and has been their historian since 1989. She has written several books about the park, including Central Park, an American Masterpiece; Seeing Central Park: the Official Guide to the World's Greatest Urban Park and Strawberry Fields, Central Park's Memorial to John Lennon. Her next book, Before Central Park, will be published by Columbia University Press in 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Northern Exposure: Central Park Above 96th Street
Film |
A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, French Cinema: Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Book Discussion |
Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard. Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems consists of verse pieces, punctuated with distinctive subject matter, such as an interracial murder in Arkansas and a drama in verse on the German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Poet and scholar Lawrence Joseph says of this book: “It provides its readers with the same amplitude of intelligence, passion and formal achievement as our great American epics – Melville’s Moby Dick, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg’s Fall of America.” Introduction by Phillis Levin.
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, J. Chester Johnson's books Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Max Brand.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Black Jack: Action-Filled Western
Talk |
Grossman will discuss his work as an illustrator and cartoonist from the 1960s to the present, and show examples that may possibly amuse an audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Talks, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Robert Grossman, Veteran Illustrator and Cartoonist
Book Reading |
This is Mandy Harvey's powerful memoir--about how she became deaf at age 19 while pursuing a degree in music. Full of inspiring wisdom and honest advice, Sensing the Rhythm is a deeply moving story about Mandy's journey through profound loss, how she found hope and meaning in the face of adversity, and how she discovered a new sense of passion and joy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Mandy Harvey discusses his book Sensing the Rhythm: Finding My Voice in a World Without Sound
Discussion |
The TV show This Is Us has captured the attention of millions with its candid portrayal of families today, the intricacies of who and what constitutes family and how these relationships shape our identities as individuals and as a family unit. The Donaldson Adoption Institute and the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York foster a real life discussion with a panel including birth parents, adoptive parents, adoption professionals and, adopted persons. Through a moderated panel presentation, they will explore how we construct family today, the meaning this has for us, and how to create a social context in which today’s families are embraced and celebrated for the rich diversity this brings to all of our lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, This Is Us: Adoption in the REAL World
Concert |
The Gospel Choir Ensemble will perform a variety of gospel music styles, ranging from traditional to urban contemporary. The focus of the technique revolves around phrasing, stamina, and three-part singing to achieve the authentic gospel sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, The Gospel Choir Ensemble
Master Class |
Presented by the Program in Percussion Performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Jim Saporito, Drummer
Film |
A 50-year-old housewife struggles with her dilemma - she has to choose between her family life and her passion, writing, which she had repressed for years. She decides to follow her passion and plunges herself into writing, sacrificing to it mentally and physically. 107 min. Following the screening, filmmaker Ana Urushadze will discuss her work. A reception will follow the screening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Ana Urushadze's Scary Mother (2017): Award-Winning Georgian Film
Play |
The Mobile Unit celebrates the 60th anniversary of its inaugural tour in 1957 which began with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Joseph Papp.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Plays, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit
Opera |
The Mannes Opera Apprentice Artists will perform an evening of operatic selections.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, The Mannes Opera Apprentice Artists Concert
Classical Music |
Program: MESSIAEN Fantasie FAURÉ Sonata for piano and violin No. 1 RAVEL Sonata for piano and violin No. 2 DUBUGNON Retour à montfort-lamaury SAINT-SAËNS/ YSAŸE Caprice d'Après l‘Étude en Forme de Valse Leo B. Ruiz Recital: Bomsori Kim, Violin Drew Petersen, piano Winner of many prestigious competitions and prizes worldwide, Juilliard Artist Diploma candidate Bomsori Kim performs a solo recital as winner of the sixth annual Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Recital Award.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Piano and Violin Works by Messiaen, Faure, Ravel, Saint-Saens
Concert |
Program: BERRY: When I Rise RACHMANINOFF: Bogoroditse Devo from Vsenoshchnoe bdenie Op. 37 PÄRT: Bogoróditse Djévo MONK: Nightfall REAGON: Ella's Song BARNWELL: Wanting Memories MENDELSSOHN: Da Nobis Pacem TAUB: O Luck Outrageous The New School Chorus is comprised of New School students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the greater NYC community. Aiming to foster communal singing in a joyful environment and celebrate the possibilities of the human voice, the chorus sings music from around the globe ranging from pop to folk to western choral masterpieces.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Choral Works by Rachmaninoff, Part, Mendelssohn, Monk
Jazz |
Charles Mingus, one of the most important composers/band leaders in jazz history, contributed much to the formation of modern jazz. The Charles Mingus Ensemble is devoted to listening, analysis, and especially performance of Mingus’ compositions. Attention is focused on capturing the experimental spirit of the Mingus Jazz Workshop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Music of Charles Mingus
9:30 pm
Regular: $15
Member: $0
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Blues with a Twist
9:30 pm
Regular: $25
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Concerts, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, Broadway songs, Jewish music, and more
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Play | Broadway actress in a holiday comedy

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Musical | Rock musical tribute to a famous fantasy series

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