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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 13, 2017?

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 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! 40 free events take place on October 13 in New York City.
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Fri, October 13, 2017
40 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 13, 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
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Tours, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, 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
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City Walks, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo 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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9:45 am
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City Walks, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Manhattan Street Art 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, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Tour |
Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, New York One-Day Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Street Fair
Symposium |
Featured speakers:  Debora K Shuger (Distinguished Professor, English, UCLA) Richard McCoy (Disginguished Professor, English, CUNY) Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, University of Texas, Austin) Sarah Covington (Professor, History, CUNY) Andrew  Morrall (Professor, Chair of Academic Programs, Bard Graduate Center) W. David Myers (Professor, History, Fordham)  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Symposiums, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, The Early Modern Cultural Impact of the Lutheran Reformation
Workshop |
Are you a Bridge buff?  Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Bridge Club
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.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Bach at Noon
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
Workshop |
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Film |
Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra. After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, What Dreams May Come (1998): Love in the Afterlife
Film |
A group portrait of six young women in their late twenties. The daughters of immigrant parents, they were born in the same building in a poor housing project in the eastern suburbs of Paris and have developed a deep friendship and unbreakable solidarity. They joyfully narrate their experiences of work and spatial relegation; explore their class and race identities; and interrogate the contradictions of French Republican integration. 80 min. In French with English subtitles. Followed by a roundtable discussion in English.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Fatima Sissani's Les Gracieuses (2014): Documentary on Six Daughters of Immigrant Parents
Film |
Stars: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw. A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack." 132 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Stuart Hazeldine's The Shack (2017): God Calling
Workshop |
Beginner lessons with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Must be 16 or older to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Fencing Lessons for Beginners
Workshop |
Sneak an hour of creative writing into your school or work day, and re-engage with art. These one-hour workshops that lead participants in creating new writing prompted by art in galleries and sites on campus. The workshops use literature as a lens into artworks, and artworks as a lens back into writing. The goal of these power hours is to connect (or reconnect) participants to the art that surrounds them, and to their own unique writing voice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Creative Writing Workshop
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, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, 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. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular public spaces and tourist attractions in New York City. This depression-era commercial complex takes up over three full city blocks and is rich with history, public art, and art-deco architecture. Built by business mogul John D. Rockefeller Jr. with his own money, he instructed his team of designers and architects to build the most beautiful commercial complex of it’s kind in the world. That vision resulted in what is still one of NYC’s greatest treasures and gave rise to some of NYC’s favorite traditions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous dance team the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Rockefeller Center Tour
Film |
Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly. A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Robert Clouse's Enter the Dragon (1973): Martial Arts Actioner
Film |
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward. In WW1 the high casualty rate among the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors. 114 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Jack Gold's Aces High (1976): WW1 Drama
Book Reading |
Discussions of race are inevitably fraught with tension, both in opinion and positioning. Too frequently, debates are framed as clear points of opposition—us versus them. And when considering white racial identity, a split between progressive movements and a neoconservative backlash is all too frequently assumed. Taken at face value, it would seem that whites are splintering into antagonistic groups, with differing worldviews, values, and ideological stances. White Bound investigates these dividing lines, questioning the very notion of a fracturing whiteness, and in so doing offers a unique view of white racial identity. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Readings, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Matthew W. Hughey discusses his book White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race
Lecture |
This talk is about craft aesthetics and the perception of the environment in eighteenth-century poetry and prose. It will discuss ideas of beauty modeled on skilled handiwork rather than passive contemplation, on touching rather than viewing one's environment. This is an aesthetics of action more than feeling, of living in a world rather than standing in judgment of it. By looking at examples from Defoe, Georgic poetry, and eighteenth-century British writings on art, it hopes to show how the discipline of literary studies can contribute to a broad-based understanding of perceptual consciousness, natural and built environments, and both skilled and ethical engagement with the world.   
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4:00 pm
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Lectures, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, On Handsomeness, Considered as a Category of Aesthetics
Master Class |
"An eloquent player with a graceful touch and a rich sound" - The New York Times
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Antigoni Goni, Eloquent Guitarist
Film |
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. 112 min.
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4:00 pm
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Films, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train (2016): Based on the Novel
Book Reading |
Minna Zallman Proctor is the author of Landslide: True Stories (Catapult, 2017) and Do You Hear What I Hear? (Penguin Books, 2005). Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of six books of poetry; the latest is The Trembling Answers (BOA Editions, 2017).
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5:00 pm
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Book Readings, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Writers Read: Minna Zallman Proctor / Craig Morgan Teicher
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, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, High Line Tour
Discussion |
What is the cultural framework in which we understand medical botany? Two participating Plant Cure artists, along with an ethnobotanist who works with Latin and Caribbean communities in New York, share their understanding of medicinal plants in these contexts. Curator of Rare Books at the New York Academy of Medicine Anne Garner will moderate. Panelists: Dr. Ina Vandebroek, James Walsh, Mary Ting.
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, The Roots of Plant Cures
Film |
More Art is working with artist and filmmaker Andrea Mastrovito to create an ambitious public art project that combines film, music, and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about immigrant rights in today’s world. F. W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu gets re-animated as an allegory for the immigration crisis today. The story of Dracula - depicted in Nosferatu - is historically told from the perspective of the insider and never of the other. Now set in NYC, NYsferatu flips the script, creating a platform for our immigrant neighbors to tell the story of how xenophobia affects them and how common perceptions are all too often harmfully inaccurate. Followed by a conversation: ‘Our Vampires, Our Selves: Immigrants, Desire, Fear’ with filmmaker Andrea Mastrovito and religious studies scholars Simran Jeet Singh and Angela Zito.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century: A Silent Animated Film by Andrea Mastrovito
Film |
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. 120 min. With English subtitles. Screening followed by discussion with Professor Madeleine Dobie and curator Nora Philippe
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966): French Drama
Reading |
For over 40 years the Theater Library Association has honored great accomplishments in theater and film scholarship with its annual book awards. This is an exciting ceremony dedicated to this year’s award-winning authors. With readings, archive display, and special guests, the library is proud to host this annual celebration of theatre, film, writing, and research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Readings, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Theatre Library Association Book Awards
Book Reading |
A veteran war correspondent journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe-from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia-to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights
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Book Readings, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Judith Matloff discusses her book No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands
Party |
Halloween is coming early, so come dressed to impress. The evening will include: -- Costume parade! Show off your best literary getup inspired by your favorite book or author. Winners will be judged by special guest judges: the hosts of the library’s podcast The Librarian Is In and Project Runway co-host and mentor Tim Gunn. -- A one-night-only specially curated collections display of some of the spookiest, scariest, and most ghoulish photographs, prints, and rare books -- Curated selection of scary short 16mm films pulled from the archives -- Arts & Crafts table: Skeleton-paper-doll costume party -- Access to the brand new exhibit of recent acquisitions, highlighting beautiful books, objects, and ephemera procured by the Library in recent years -- Quiet room with games, coloring, and puzzles -- DJ  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Partys, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Halloween Masquerade Party
Classical Music |
One of the most exciting features of music for the piano is the combination of fugues with other compositional forms, the most notable being J.S. Bach’s preludes and fugues in The Well Tempered Clavier. By the early 19th century, Beethoven began including fugues as final movements in his piano sonatas, a practice he continued and perfected throughout his life.  The 20th century American composer Samuel Barber also included a fugue as the final statement in his celebrated Piano Sonata from 1949.   This program illustrates the influence and treatment of fugue within a broader compositional spectrum by three masterful composers spanning 200 years. Performer: Monica Verona
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Concerts, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Piano Fugues by Bach, Beethoven, Barber
Dance Performance |
A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Dance Performances, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Second Avenue Dance Company October Show
Tour |
The ghosts of Greenwich Village are too numerous and interesting to meet in just one evening! Due to popular demand, they are offering a new tour, “Ghosts of the East Village,” as a companion tour to one of their biggest crowd-pleasers, Ghosts of the West Village.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Ghosts of the East Village Tour
Concert |
The popular New Sounds Live series returns. Curated by WNYC‘s John Schaefer, New Sounds offers dynamic music from artists, composers, and traditional musicians. Performances: Sorrow: A re-imagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony Colin Stetson
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, New Sounds Live
Classical Music |
Program: Scarlatti Three Sonatas Schumann Carnival, Op. 9 Stravinsky Firebird Suite Faculty Recital: Alexandre Moutouzkine, Piano  
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Piano Works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Stravisnky
Concert |
Music by Leonard Bernstein Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Based on an Idea by Jerome Robbins Director: Meg Bussert Music Director: Ana Flavia Zuim
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, On the Town: A Vocal Concert
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